Buller District Council

Fees & Charges

Building consent applications require either a DEPOSIT or SET FEE to be paid at time of lodging the application. In the case of a deposit being required, costs over and above the deposit will be charged after the consent has been processed and fees calculated. The consent will not be released until any outstanding fees are paid.

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Deposits/Set Fees

Deposits listed are with full cost recovery at 1 July 2016

Property Information Memorandum (PIMs) Deposit $125 with full cost recovery
Marquee / temporary building/ demolition Set Fee $200
Spaceheater – Freestanding Set Fee $400
Spaceheater – Inbuilt Set Fee $500
Minor Alterations (<$20,000) eg remove internal wall, install shower Deposit $380 with full cost recovery
Minor Work (<$20,000) Garage/Shed/Carport/Conservatory/Repile Deposit $480 with full cost recovery
New work/Alterations (>$20,000) but not major construction/Multi-Proof Consents Deposit $700 with full cost recovery
New Major Construction eg. Dwelling, commercial building Deposit $2,500 with full cost recovery

Applications

Administration Fee – All $120
Inspection Fee (per inspection) $125
Processing of Consent Applications $125 per hour
Code Compliance Certificate $120
Compliance Schedule – where required $120
Exempt Building Work Deposit $150.00 with full cost recovery
Waiver request form $150

Levies

Levy Fees are payable on consent of a value in excess of $20,000

Department of Building and Housing (as set by statute) $2.01 per $1,000 or part thereof
BRANZ (as set by statute) $1.00 per $1,000 or part thereof

Building Consent Authority Levy (BCA) – applicable by value

<$10,000 $50.00
$10,000 – $20,000 $125.00
$20,000 – $49,999 $225.00
$50,000 – $99,999 $425.00
$100,000 – $199,999 $850.00
$200,000 – $349,999 $1,250.00
$350,000 – $499,999 $1,750.00
$500,000-$1,000,000 $2,500.00
>$1,000,000 $2,750.00

Any costs over and above the deposit will be invoiced after the consent has been processed. The consent will not be released until any outstanding fees are paid.

Other Fees at 01 July 2014

Land Information Memorandum (LIM) minimum fee of $250
Building Compliance Certificate (Sale of Liquor) Flat Fee of $50
Inspection and reports on unauthorised work $125 per hour
Swimming Pool Fence Inspections (first free, subsequent inspections charged fee) $125 per inspection
Field/Service/Site Inspection $125 per hour
Building Information $125 per hour
Notices to Fix $125 per hour
Annual Administration Fee for Compliance Schedule (includes Audit if required) $120
Design/Peer Review plus specific inspections by Specialist External Contractors Full cost recovery
Certificates for Public Use $30.00 administration fee $125.00 per hour processing fee
Amendment of Consents $30.00 administration fee $125.00 per hour processing fee
Building Consent – Extension of time fee $25.00
Registration Costs (Titles) Section 73, 77 and 83 of the Building Act Administration/Preparation of Signed Certificate *Plus Registration Costs to DLR as set by Land Information NZ $66.50
Certificate of Acceptance – The full cost of processing a Certificate of Acceptance based on inspection and processing fees plus the full fee, charges and/or levies that would have been payable had the owner or the owners predecessor in title applied for a building consent before carrying out the building work. (Refer Sec 97 Building Act 2004).
  • Consent fees are based on administration, processing time, inspections anticipated, Code Compliance Certificate, applicable levies [Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), Department of Building and Housing (DBH) and Accreditation (BCA)] and any other fees which may be incurred such as photocopying charges, title endorsement etc.
  • In situations where additional inspections are required, or additional costs are incurred for amendments to approved plans during construction and the like, the owner will be required to meet those costs on completion of the project and before the Code Compliance Certificate will be issued.

Customer Services staff will be unable to accept any building consent applications that do not contain all of the required documentation and/or are not accompanied by the deposit fee.

Any applications received by mail also need to be accompanied by the deposit fee.

If you have any further queries, please contact our Customer Services Team on 788 9111.

A printable version of the Fees and Charges above is available here: Fee & Charges

 

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