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This table contains Building Services 2018/19 fees and charges.

Building Consent – General Charges 2018-19
Administration charges (hourly rate) $96.70
Alternative Solution Approval (hourly rate) $175.70
Amended Plan Application (deposit only plus hourly rate thereafter) $175.70
Building Consent Exemption Fee – Schedule 1(2) (hourly rate) $175.70
Building on land subject to natural hazards (S71 – S74) application fee plus LINZ Lodgement Fee plus hourly rate thereafter $175.70
Building on two or more allotments (S75–S83) application fee plus LINZ Lodgement Fee plus hourly rate thereafter $175.70
Change of Use Consideration – if no building work required – charged at hourly rate $175.70
Conversion of hard copy application to digital application (hourly rate) $175.70
Extension of Time Application $36.00
Front Counter Advice 15 minutes free then hourly rate thereafter $175.70
Functions Relating to Dangerous, Earthquake Prone or Insanitary Buildings (hourly rate) $175.70
Grants, Waivers and Modification of the Building Code (hourly rate) $175.70
Heating Appliance Fee (domestic only) $364.00
Inspection charges (hourly rate) $175.70
Minor Plan Variation fee (no additional processing and very simple changes) $98.80
Minor Plumbing, Installation of new fitting $587.60
Non Commercial Fast Track Code Compliance Certificates (hourly rate) $175.70
Notice to Fix (NTF) preparation fee (hourly rate) $175.70
Pre–Application Meetings (hourly rate) $175.70
Processing charges (hourly rate) $175.70
Relocate Hot Water Cylinder Fee $364.00
Re–lodged/Split Building Consent application (no change in value of work) (hourly rate) $175.70
Same day inspection fee cancellation $175.70
Swimming Pool Fence Monitoring Inspection (per inspection) $175.70
Administration cost for withdrawing building consent application $96.70
Building Consent Lists (Electronic Only)
Annual Subscription $325.50
Monthly Subscription $33.00
Report – Monthly Subscription (Generated Weekly) $54.00
Disbursements – Copies of Plans and Records
A3 and A4 $1.00
A3 and A4 – Electronic Copy (hourly rate) $96.70
Certificate of Title (C/T) $50.00
Note: Plans and records sent electronically will be charged at the hourly rate rather than per page for collation.
Request for Information/Property Searches
Copy of Consent Documents required for one specific consent plus $1.00 per photocopy $33.00
Electronic Report – Building Consents and Code Compliance Certificates issued $26.00
Faxing/Postage (additional to minimum charge) $2.00
Hourly rate $96.70
Hourly rate charged for Commercial Property Information Requests plus $1.00 per photocopy $96.70
Requests for Residential Plans by Tradesmen, Designers and Building Consultants, plus $1.00 per photocopy $33.00
Residential – Combined Building, Plumbing and Drainage Consents $96.70
Residential Building or Plumbing and Drainage plans  (Building plans – site and floor plans) $60.00
Property Reports/Documents for Filing on Council Records
Submit As–Built plan for Schedule 1 Exempt Building work for filing on Council records (includes plans submitted for historic work) $73.00
Submit Independent Building Report for filing on Council records (Safe and Sanitary Report) $205.00
Building and Drainage Inspections - After Hours
Inspection (hourly rate) $263.00
Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF)
BWOF Inspection fee and/or Audit fee then hourly rate thereafter $175.70
BWOF Return fee $175.70
BWOF Return fee and Form 12 $192.00
Copy of Compliance Schedule $33.00
Issue new or amended Compliance Schedule (hourly rate) $175.70
Amusement Device (set by Amusement Device Regulations 1978)
Each additional device for first seven days or part thereof – same owner $2.30
For each device $1.50 GST inclusive for a further seven days or part thereof $1.50
One amusement device, for the first seven days or part thereof $11.50
Certificate of Acceptance
Certificate of Acceptance Application (processing fee not included, refer to Building Consent Application Costs.) Not charged when building works have been undertaken under urgency section 41(c). $528.00
Certificate for Public Use
Certificate for Public Use amendments (hourly rate) $175.70
Certificate for Public Use Construction/Occupation Application fee (to a maximum of 12 months) $440.00
Certificate for Public Use Inspection Charge (hourly rate) $175.70
Renewal of Certificate for Public Use Construction/Occupation Application fee (to a maximum of 12 months) $968.00
Code of Compliance Certificate
Solid Fuel burners & residential minor building/plumbing work $88.00
Residential minor work/accessory buildings and alterations $175.70
Residential new building (excluding multi storey)  $264.00
Commerical (C1 & C2 category & multi storey apartments & C3 with value below $500,000) $352.00
Commercial (C3 with value of work over $500,000) $704.00
Allanton – New Wastewater Reticulated Services 2018-19
Capital Joining Fee Pressure Sewer System $8,887.00
Installation Fees will vary according to the market rate at the time of purchase of pump unit, chamber, control panel and ancillary equipment for that property. The fee will be quoted by Water and Waste Services on application.
Private Foul and Stormwater Drain in Common 2018-19
Plus each Additional or Joining Party $86.00
Application - Private Foul and Stormwater Drain in Common Application $175.70
Site Evaluation
Guide to on–site wastewater disposal book $20.00
Sewer Connections – Foul and Stormwater 
Connection fee greater than 150mm diameter. (Sewer Connections – Foul and Stormwater ) As quoted
Standard Connection fee 100mm diameter (Sewer Connections – Foul and Stormwater ) $482.00
Standard Connection fee 150mm diameter (Sewer Connections – Foul and Stormwater ) $707.00
Seal Off  - DCC contractor to excavate $1500.00
Seal Off - Drain layer to excavate $222.00
Building Application Costs 2018-19
Costs payable are made up of a number of components including processing costs and an assumed number of inspections. Code compliance certificate costs are additional. Further charges may also apply.
Residential and Commercial building applications over $700,000 are charged at the hourly rate plus administration and project information memorandum or project consideration fees. 
Levies
BRANZ Building Research Levy - Projects over $20,000 ($1.00 per $1,000 of building work)
MBIE Building Levy - Projects over $20,441 ($2.01 per $1,000 of building work)
BCA Levy
BCA Accreditation Levy payable on all building consent applications including amended and staged applications $0.30 per $1000 of building value (minimum $6)
Building Consent Application -  Residential
Alter Dwelling less than $20,000 - Residential $1866.00
Alter Dwelling $20,000 to $50,000 - Residential $2710.00
Alter Dwelling $50,000 to $100,000 - Residential $2886.00
Alter Dwelling over $100,000 - Residential $3384.00
Demolish Residential Building (per building).  $615.00
Erect Deck - Residential $1201.00
Foul/Stormwater Drainage (including Septic Tank) - Residential $502.00
Install Sump - Residential $337.00
Minor alteration < $5000.00 including installation of wet area shower - Residential $577.00
Pole/Veranda Signs - Residential $302.60
Reclad Existing Building - Residential $713.00
Remove Internal Wall - Residential $451.00
Reroof - Residential $520.00
Retaining Walls (Specific Design) - Residential $1126.00
Swimming Pool Fences - Residential $302.60
New Construction - Erect Single Level Dwelling $3949.00
New Construction - Erect Multiple Level Dwelling (including Basement) $5438.00
New Construction - Multi–Unit Development (Single Level) Per Unit $4070.00
New Construction - Multi–Unit Development (>1 Level) per Unit $4071.00
New Construction - Erect Garage/Carport/Shed (Non–Habitable) $1480.00
New Construction - Erect Habitable Garage/Sleep–out  $2390.00
New Construction - Relocate Dwelling $2861.00
Note: Drainage Seal Off fee of $213.00 may be required per each drain to be sealed off.
Building Consent Application - Commercial
Alterations to Existing Building (Multi Level) – Commercial $2685.00
Alterations to Existing Building (Multi Level) including Plumbing and Drainage – Commercial $4227.00
Alterations to Existing Building (Single Floor) – Commercial $1913.00
Alterations to Existing Building (Single Floor) including Plumbing and Drainage – Commercial $3032.00
Demolish Commercial Building (per building).  $614.60
Erect Garage/Carport/Shed  (Non–Habitable) – Commercial $1480.00
Fire Alarm/Sprinkler System – Commercial $416.00
Minor External Alteration – Commercial $708.00
Minor Internal Alteration – Commercial $611.50
Retail Fit–out – Commercial $1009.00
Retail Fit–out includes Plumbing and Drainage – Commercial $1669.00
New Construction - New Single Level Commercial Building $5471.00
New Construction - New Multi–Level Commercial Building $9752.00
Temporary Structures Marquee – Commercial $466.00
Note: Drainage Seal Off fee of $213.00 may be required per each drain to be sealed off.
Building Infringement Offences and Fees (set by Building Act 2004) 2018-19
Displaying a building warrant of fitness other than in accordance with section 108 (section 108(5)(c)) $1000.00
Displaying a false or misleading building warrant of fitness (section 108(5)(b)) $1000.00
Failing to apply for a certificate of acceptance for urgent building work as soon as practicable after completion of building work (section 42) $500.00
Failing to comply with a notice to fix in relation to means of restricting access to a residential pool (section 168(1AA)) $500.00
Failing to comply with a notice, within the time stated in the notice, requiring work to be carried out on a dangerous or insanitary building (section 124) $1000.00
Failing to comply with any other  notice to fix (section 168(1)) $1000.00
Failing to comply with the requirement that building work must be carried out in accordance with a building consent (section 40) $1000.00
Failing to comply with the requirement to obtain a compliance schedule (section 101) $250.00
Failing to display a building warrant of fitness required to be displayed (section 108(5)(a)) $250.00
Failing to have a written contract as prescribed (section 362F(4)) $500.00
Failing to provide prescribed checklist (section 362D(4)) $500.00
Failing to provide prescribed disclosure information (section 362D(4)) $500.00
Failing to provide prescribed information or documentation to specified persons (section 362T(4)) $500.00
Failing to supply territorial authority with a building warrant of fitness (section 108(5)(aa)) $250.00
Licensed building practitioner carrying out restricted building work without appropriate licence section (section 85 (2)(a)) $500.00
Licensed building practitioner supervising restricted building work without appropriate licence (section 85(2)(b)) $500.00
Person holding himself or herself out as being licensed to do or supervise building work or building inspection work while not being so licensed (section 314(1)) $500.00
Person who is not licensed building practitioner carrying out restricted building work without supervision of licensed building practitioner with appropriate licence (section 85(1)) $750.00
Supplying a pool product without an approved notice (section 162E) $500.00
Using or occupying a building, or permitting another person to do so, contrary to a territorial authority’s hoarding, fence, or notice (section 128A(2)) $2000.00
Using, or knowingly permitting the use of, a building for a use for which it is not safe or not sanitary (section 116B(1)(a)) $1500.00
Using, or knowingly permitting the use of, a building that has inadequate means of escape from fire (section 116B(1)(b)) $2000.00
Using, or permitting use of building having no consent or code compliance certificate or certificate for public use for premises for public use (section 363) $1500.00
Wilfully obstructing, hindering, or resisting a person executing powers conferred under the Act or its regulations (section 367) $500.00
Wilfully removing or defacing a notice published under the Act or inciting another person to do so (section 368) $500.00
Failing to complete seismic work by deadline (section 133AU(1)) $1000.00
Failing to comply with requirement to attach EPB notice or EPB exemption notice (section 133AU(2)) $1000.00
Failing, when EBP notice or EPB exemption notice ceases to be attached or becomes illegible, to notify the territorial authority (section 133AU(3)) $1000.00
Using or occupying an earthquake-prone building, or permitting another person to do so, contrary to a territorial authority's hoarding, fence, or notice (section 133AU(5)) $2000.00

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