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Building services general charges

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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

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