Building consent charges and fees

Find out about Hutt City Council's fees and charges for building consents.


Application Fees

Our application fees cover our initial administration and processing time and the specified number of inspections.

Our application fees include GST.

They don’t include:

  • additional administration, processing and inspection fees, including reinspection fees
  • disbursement costs
  • consultants’ fees (at cost)
  • the BRANZ levy ($1 per $1,000 for works valued at $20,000 and over)
  • the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment levy ($1.75 per $1,000 for works valued at $20,444 and over).

Council's Digital lodgement fee covers the use and licensing of our Objective systems, however some application types are excluded from this fee. The Digital lodgement fee will not be charged on the following application types:

  • Free standing and Inbuilt wood burners
  • Minor works building consents
  • Schedule 1 exemption – minor works, including exemption for blown insulation
  • Extensions of time
  • Code Compliance Certificates (CCC)

We’ll let you know the details of these additional fees once the application process is complete.

Building consent fees list for the financial years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024


Hardcopy Consents

Your approved consents will be sent electronically unless you request a hardcopy.

Additional fees will apply in the following situations:

  • Consent applications submitted in hardcopy
  • Hardcopy issued of approved Minor Works Consent
  • Hardcopy issued of approved Residential Consent
  • Hardcopy issued of approved Commercial Consent

Application Type 2023-2024
Processing & Inspections
included
2023-2024 Fees
Pre-application meetings   Residential: $195.00 per hour
Commercial: $220.00 per hour
Digital lodgement fee   $50.00
Free standing and Inbuilt fire
Fast Track - five days        
up to 1 hour processing, 0.5 hours admin and 1 hour inspection time Residential: $465.00
Commercial: $515.00
Minor works (minor drainage) up to 1.5 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $757.50
Commercial: $845.00
< $5000 up to 3 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $1,050.00
Commercial: $1,175.00
To $10,000 up to 5 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $1,440.00
Commercial: $1,615.00
To $19,999 up to 5.5 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 3 hours inspection time Residential: $1,882.50
Commercial: $2,095.00
To $50,000 up to 7 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 4 hours inspection time Residential: $2,370.00
Commercial: $2,645.00
To $100,000 up to 8 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 5 hours inspection time Residential: $2,760.00
Commercial: $3,085.00
To $200,000 up to 10 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 6 hours inspection time Residential: $3,345.00
Commercial: $3,745.00
To $300,000 up to 11 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 7 hours inspection time Residential: $3,735.00
Commercial: $4,185.00
To $500,000 up to 12 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection time Residential: $4,275.00
Commercial: $4,775.00
To $1,000,000 up to 16 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection time Residential: $5,055.00
Commercial: $5,665.00
To $2,000,000 up to 20 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 9 hours inspection time Residential: $6,030.00 Commercial: $6,775.00
Over $2,000,000 up to 22 hours processing, 3 hours admin and 10 hours inspection time Residential: $6,690.00 Commercial: $7,415.00
Schedule 1 exemption - minor works including exemption for blown insulation up to 1 hour processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $345.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $370.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
Schedule 1 exemption - all others up to 4 hours processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $930.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $1,030.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
Certificate for Public Use up to 2 hours processing, 1 hour admin and 1 hour inspection time Residential: $735.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $810.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
Fast Track - processed within 10 working days
(conditions apply - applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis)
  Two times application fee

Additional time:
Residential: $390.00 per hour
Commercial: $440.00 per hour
Extension of time   Residential: $292.50
Commercial: $330.00
Notice to fix   Residential: $195.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $220.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
Owner supplied information   $195.00 per hour
PIM up to 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $540.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $590.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour

Building consent fee calculator

Our Fee Calculator is designed to help you plan your project by estimating your initial Building Consent fees.

Try the 2023-2024 fee calculator online.


Building Consent fee terms and late payment

Initial Fees and Additional Fees

Initial fees can be paid anytime from the invoice being received and must be paid before approved applications are issued by Council. The processing of your application will continue when you receive the invoice. Further charges will be invoiced for disbursements and if additional time is spent processing the application.

Terms of Payment

Payment of additional consenting, administration, disbursements and consultants’ fees shall be paid before application is issued. Additional inspection fees shall be paid before Code Compliance Certificate is issued.

Late payment will incur:

  • an additional administrative fee - lesser of 10% of the overdue amount or $300
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Service Connection2023-2024 Fees
Sewer/Wastewater$130.00
Stormwater$130.00
Water$130.00

Fee type2023-2024 Fees
Restricted Building Work (for works $20,000 and over)$97.50
BCA Accreditation Levy (for works $20,000 and over)Residential: $55.00
Commercial: $75.00
Code Compliance Certificate processing fee (for works $20,000 and over)Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
All additional processing and admin (per hour) - except where a different rate is listedAdmin only: $150.00
Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
All additional inspection visits (per visit)Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
Amendment to building consent including B2 durability modification

Residential: $540.00
(includes 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin) 
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $590.00
(includes 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin) 
Additional time: $220.00 per hour

Section 72 - building on land subject to natural hazardsResidential: actual cost
Commercial: actual cost

(Processing time covered in initial fee)
Section 75 - building on two or more allotmentsResidential: actual cost
Commercial: actual cost

(Processing time covered in initial fee)
Structural checking feeActual cost

Value of works2023-2024 Fees
Works under $100,000 $1,200.00 + normal building consent fee + levies for MBIE
Additional time:
Residential: $195.00 per hour
Commercial: $220.00 per hour
Additional processing time will be charged at the end of the process
Works $100,000 and over $3,500.00 + normal building consent fee + levies for MBIE
Additional time:
Residential: $195.00 per hour
Commercial: $220.00 per hour
Additional processing time will be charged at the end of the process

Fee type Processing included 2023-2024 Fees
BWOF Registration: 1-2 specified systems 0.5 hours $97.50
BWOF Registration: 3-8 specified systems 1 hour $195.00
BWOF Registration: 9 or more specified systems 1.5 hours $292.50
BWOF/CS audit   $195.00 per hour
New CS or Amendment to CS 1 hour $220.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
Notice to fix 1 hour $195.00
Residential cable car 0.5 hours $97.50
Additional time - except where a different rate is listed   $195.00 per hour

Building Warrant of Fitness fee terms

Registration fees must be paid between the Building Warrant of Fitness renewal date and the 20th of the following month.

Late Payments

If payment is not received by the 20th of the month following the renewal date of your Building Warrant of Fitness, the following will apply:

  • an additional administrative fee - lesser of 10% of the overdue amount or $320
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Building Warrant of Fitness Inspection fee terms

Terms of payment

Payment to be made before the 20th of the following month.

Late payment

If payment is not received by the 20th of the month following, the following will apply:

  • an additional administrative fee - lesser of 10% of the overdue amount or $310
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Fee typeProcessing time included2023-2024 Fees
Extension of time1 hour$195.00
Exemption1 hour$195.00
Additional time $195.00 per hour
Earthquake prone building on  MBIE register $195.00 per building

Fee type 2023-2024 Fees
Pool audit inspection $195.00
Pool re-inspection (1 - 3 items) $97.50
Pool re-inspection (4 - 6 items) $146.00
Pool re-inspection (7 or more items) $195.00
Pools receipt of IQPI report $97.50 (first 0.5 hour)
Additional time: $195.00 per hour
Notice to fix $195.00 (first hour)
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Pools late payment terms

If payment is not received by the 20th of the month following the date of the invoice, the following will apply:

  • an additional administrative fee - lesser of 10% of the overdue amount or $300
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Fee type2023-2024 Fees
Hardcopy lodgement fee
Excludes: Freestanding and Inbuilt fires, Minor Works and Exemptions
Residential: $97.50
Commercial: $110.00
Minor Works Consent (hardcopy)Residential: $75.00
Commercial: $75.00
Residential Consent (hardcopy)$150.00
Commercial Consent (hardcopy)$150.00 (first hour)
Additional time: $150.00 per hour

Application Type2023-2024 Processing & Administration2023-2024 Fee
Sec 139A Existing Use Certificate ApplicationProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00
Certificate of ComplianceProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00
Outline Plan or WaiverProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 Inspection
$1,690.00
Section 10 Waiver, Section 37 Waiver, Section 125 extension,
Section 126 Cancellation, Sections 127 & 128 Review (non-notified) RMA
Processing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00
Certificate of Use under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012Business Support: Up to 2 hours$300.00
Sealing fee (for urgent applications for registrable instruments) $220.00
Certificate under Overseas Investment Act Processing: Up to 3 hours$660.00
Cost of disbursements i.e. venue hire, photocopying, catering, postage, public notification Actual Costs
Independent consultants, advisors, specialists Actual cost invoiced monthly
Discharge or withdrawal of registrable instruments 

Legal costs: Actual cost

Officer's time: $220.00 per hour

Processing request for removal of building lineProcessing: Up to 1 hour

$220.00

Additional time: $220.00 per hour

Disbursements: Actual cost

Approval, variation or revocation of easements 

Legal costs: Actual cost

Officer's time: $220.00 per hour

Bond preparation and/or releaseProcessing: 2 hours by senior/team leader

$440.00

Additional time: $220.00 per hour

Disbursements: Actual cost

Initiative Processing & Inspections
included
2023-2024 Fees
Eco Design Advisor home assessment 2 hours Free
Home Star certified assessment 8 hours $1,500.00
Additional time: $180.00 per hour

Consents for:

  • Domestic solar hot water heating panels
  • Solar water heating systems
  • Hot water heat pump systems
First 5 hours processing
1 monitoring inspection
Free
Additional time and inspections: standard charges for the category of consent will apply
All additional monitoring inspections $180.00 per hour

Development and Financial Contributions

Development and financial contributions are payable in relation to the subdivision and development of land. The amounts payable are described in Council’s Policy on Development and Financial Contributions.


Application Fee Refunds

You can withdraw your building consent application before it has been granted by Council.

If you withdraw or cancel your application, any refund will reflect the time our team have already spent processing it.


How to pay

All fees and charges will be stated on invoices issued to you by Council.  You can make payment by bank transfer, debit card or credit card.  You may also pay at the counter in the Council’s office at 30 Laings Road.  Council does not charge a surcharge on credit card payments.


How to keep your costs down

Talk to Council before submitting your application in a pre-application meeting– we will make sure the right people are around the table to help you.

Save time and apply online – making sure you supply all the correct information & all forms are completed correctly (including signatures!).

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