Building consent charges and fees

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


It is possible that Council may migrate its online building consenting function to a new platform which may have implications for building consenting and related fees. Council reserves the right to adjust this fee schedule to take account of any changes in costs incurred by Council from the adoption of a new building consenting platform.

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). Note that this fee is subject to change.
  • the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levy is:
    • before 1 July 2024: ($1.75 per $1,000 for works valued at $20,444 and over)
    • from 1 July 2024: ($1.75 per $1,000 for works valued at $65,000 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 2023-2024 and 2024-2025


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 type2023-2024
Processing & Inspections included
2023-2024 Fees2024-2025
Processing & Inspections included
2024-2025 Fees
Pre-application meetings  Residential: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $220.00 per hour
Pre-application rates for commercial and residential projects have a minimum initial charge of 2 hours

Fire Engineering Brief (FEB) requests and meetings have a minimum initial charge of 4 hours
Residential: $230.00 per hour
 
Commercial: $250.00 per hour
Digital lodgement fee  $50.00 Not charged for Free standing and inbuilt wood burners, Minor works building consents, Schedule 1 exemptions, Extension of time requests and Code Compliance Certificates applications Residential: $100.00 (below $500,000 value of work)

$175.00 (incl and above $500,000 value of work)

Commercial: $250.00 (below $500,000 value of work)

$500.00 (incl and above $500,000 value of work)
Free standing and Inbuilt fire
Fast Track - five days
up to 1 hour processing, 0.5 hours admin and 1 hour inspection timeResidential: $465.00
Commercial: $515.00
up to 1.5 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 1 hour inspection time Residential: $657.50
Commercial: $707.50
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
up to 2 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $1,002.50
Commercial: $1,082.50
< $5,000 up to 3 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection timeResidential: $1,050.00
Commercial: $1,175.00
up to 3 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $1,232.50
Commercial: $1,332.50
To $10,000 up to 5 hours processing, 0.5 hours admin and 2 hours inspection timeResidential: $1,440.00
Commercial: $1,615.00
up to 5 hours processing, 1 hour admin and 2 hours inspection time Residential: $1,775.00
Commercial: $1,915.00
To $19,999 up to 5.5 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 3 hours inspection timeResidential: $1,882.50
Commercial: $2,095.00
up to 5.5 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 3 hours inspection time Residential: $2,202.50
Commercial: $2,372.50
To $50,000 up to 7 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 4 hours inspection timeResidential: $2,370.00
Commercial: $2,645.00
up to 7 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 4 hours inspection time Residential: $2,777.50
Commercial: $2,997.50
To $100,000 up to 8 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 5 hours inspection timeResidential: $2,760.00
Commercial: $3,085.00
up to 8 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 5 hours inspection time Residential: $3,237.50
Commercial: $3,437.50
To $200,000 up to 10 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 6 hours inspection timeResidential: $3,345.00
Commercial: $3,745.00
up to 10 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 6 hours inspection time Residential: $3,927.50
Commercial: $4,247.50
To $300,000 up to 11 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 7 hours inspection timeResidential: $3,735.00
Commercial: $4,185.00
up to 11 hours processing, 1.5 hours admin and 7 hours inspection time Residential: $4,387.50
Commercial: $4,747.50
To $500,000 up to 12 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection timeResidential: $4,275.00
Commercial: $4,775.00
up to 12 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection time Residential: $5,012.50
Commercial: $5,412.50
To $1,000,000 up to 16 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection timeResidential: $5,055.00
Commercial: $5,665.00
up to 16 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 8 hours inspection time Residential: $5,932.50
Commercial: $6,412.50
To $2,000,000 up to 20 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 9 hours inspection timeResidential: $6,030.00 Commercial: $6,775.00 up to 20 hours processing, 2.5 hours admin and 9 hours inspection time Residential: $7,082.50
Commercial: $7,662.50
Over $2,000,000 up to 22 hours processing, 3 hours admin and 10 hours inspection timeResidential: $6,690.00 Commercial: $7,415.00 up to 22 hours processing, 3 hours admin and 10 hours inspection time Residential: $7,855.00
Commercial: $8,495.00
Schedule 1 exemption - minor works including exemption for blown insulation up to 1 hour processing and 1 hour adminResidential: $345.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $370.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
up to 1 hour processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $395.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $415.00
Additional time: $250.00 per hour
Schedule 1 exemption - all others up to 4 hours processing and 1 hour adminResidential: $930.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $1,030.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
up to 4 hours processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $1,085.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $1,165.00
Additional time: $250.00 per hour
Certificate for Public Use up to 2 hours processing, 1 hour admin and 1 hour inspection timeResidential: $735.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $810.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
up to 2 hours processing, 1 hour admin and 1 hour inspection time Residential: $855.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $915.00
Additional time: $250.00 per hour
Fast Track - processed within 10 working days
(conditions apply - applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis only)
 Two times application fee

Additional time:
Residential: $390.00 per hour
Commercial: $440.00 per hour
  Two times application fee

Additional time:
Residential: $460.00 per hour
Commercial: $500.00 per hour
Extension of time  Residential: $292.50
Commercial: $330.00
  Residential: $460.00
Commercial: $500.00
Notice to fix  Residential: $195.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $220.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
  Residential: $230.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $250.00
Additional time: $250.00 per hour
Owner supplied information  $195.00 per hour  $230.00 per hour
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) up to 2 hours processing and 1 hour adminResidential: $540.00
Additional time: $195.00 per hour

Commercial: $590.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
up to 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin Residential: $625.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $665.00
Additional time: $250.00 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 2024-2025 fee estimation 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
    • before 1 July 2024: $150.00
    • from 1 July 2024: $357.50
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Service Connection2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Sewer/Wastewater $130.00 $140.00
Stormwater $130.00 $140.00
Water $130.00 $140.00

Fee type2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Restricted Building Work (for works $20,000 and over) $97.50 $115.00
BCA Accreditation Levy (for works $20,000 and over) Residential: $55.00
Commercial: $75.00
Residential: $65.00
Commercial: $80.00
Code Compliance Certificate (Application Fee for all building work included in an issued building consent) Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
Residential: $510 (includes 1.5 hours processing and 1 hour admin)
Additional time: $230 per hour

Commercial: $1,040 (includes 3.5 hours processing and 1 hour admin)
Additional time: $250 per hour
All additional processing and admin (per hour) - except where a different rate is listed Admin only: $150.00
Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
Admin only: $165.00
Residential: $230.00
Commercial: $250.00
Building inspections – minimum charge of 1 hour per inspection Residential: $195.00
Commercial: $220.00
Residential: $230.00
Additional time: $230 per hour

Commercial: $250.00
Additional time: $250 per hour
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
Residential: $625.00
(includes 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin)
Additional time: $230.00 per hour

Commercial: $665.00
(includes 2 hours processing and 1 hour admin)
Additional time: $250.00 per hour
Section 72 - building on land subject to natural hazards Residential: actual cost
Commercial: actual cost

(Processing time covered in initial fee)
Residential: actual cost
Commercial: actual cost

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

(Processing time covered in initial fee)
Residential: actual cost
Commercial: actual cost

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

Value of works2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Works under $100,000 $1,200.00 + normal building consent fee + levies required e.g. 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
$1,300.00 + normal building consent fee + levies required e.g. for MBIE

Additional time:
Residential: $230.00 per hour
Commercial: $250.00 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 and any levies required e.g. 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
$3,800.00 + normal building consent fee and any levies required e.g. For MBIE

Additional time:
Residential: $230.00 per hour
Commercial: $250.00 per hour

Additional processing time will be charged at the end of the process

Fee type2023-2024
Processing included
2023-2024 Fees2024-2025
Processing included
2024-2025 Fees
BWOF Registration: 1-2 specified systems0.5 hours$97.500.5 hours$115.00
BWOF Registration: 3-8 specified systems1 hour$195.001 hour$250.00
BWOF Registration: 9 or more specified systems1.5 hours$292.502 hours$500.00
BWOF/CS audit $195.00 per hour $250.00 per hour
New CS or Amendment to CS1 hour$220.00
Additional time: $220.00 per hour
 $250.00 per hour
Notice to fix1 hour$195.00 Residential: $230.00 per hour
Commercial: $250.00 per hour
Residential cable car Registration0.5 hours$97.50 $115.00 per hour
Additional time - except where a different rate is listed $195.00 per hour $250.00 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
    • before 1 July 2024: $150.00
    • from 1 July 2024: $357.50
  • 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
    • before 1 July 2024: $150.00
    • from 1 July 2024: $357.50
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Fee type2023-2024
Processing time includes
2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Issuing Earthquake Prone Building Notice 1 hour$195.00 $250 per hour
Extension of time 1 hour$195.00 $250.00 per hour
Exemption 1 hour$195.00 $250.00 per hour
Additional time  $195.00 per hour $250.00 per hour
Earthquake prone building on MBIE register  $195.00 per building $250.00 per building

Fee type2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Pool audit inspection $195.00 $230.00 per hour
Pool re-inspection Pool re-inspection (1 to 3 items) $97.50
Pool re-inspection (4 to 6 items) $146.00
Pool re-inspection (7 or more items) $195.00
$115.00 per 0.5 hour
Pools receipt of IQPI report $97.50 (first 0.5 hour)
Additional time: $195.00 per hour
$115.00 (first 0.5 hour)
Additional time: $230.00 per hour
Applications for waivers under section 67A of the Building Act $360.00
Additional time: $180.00 per hour
$400.00
Additional time: $230.00 per hour
Notice to fix $195.00 (first hour)
Additional time: $195.00 per hour
$230.00 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
    • before 1 July 2024: $150.00
    • from 1 July 2024: $357.50
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the overdue amount.

Fee type

2023-2024 Fees

2024-2025 Fees

Hardcopy lodgement fee: excludes Freestanding and Inbuilt fires, and Exemptions Residential: $97.50
Commercial: $110.00
Residential: $460.00
Commercial: $500.00
Minor Works Consent (hardcopy) Residential: $75.00
Commercial: $75.00
Residential: $345.00
Commercial: $375.00
Residential Consent (hardcopy)- processing $150.00 $230.00 per hour
Commercial Consent (hardcopy) - processing $150.00 (first hour)
Additional time: $150.00 per hour
$250.00 per hour

Service2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Request for building information sent by mail First 30 minutes free
Additional time: $97.50 per half hour
First 30 minutes free
Additional time $115.00 per half hour
Request for building information hard copy $1.65 per A4
$2.75 per A3
$2.15 per A4
$3.50 per A3
Approved building permit and building consent information Available free on our websiteAvailable free on our website
Plumbing and drainage plan Available free on our websiteAvailable free on our website
List of building consents issued - by monthAvailable free on our websiteAvailable free on our website
A4 colour aerial photo$1.65$4.50
A3 colour aerial photo$1.65$7.50
Certificate of Title Available on our websiteAvailable on our website
Interests/document e.g. transfer, easement, covenant, leaseAvailable on our websiteAvailable on our website

Initiative2024-2025 Fees
Eco Design Advisor home assessment & advice Free
Advice on building to Home Star or Passive House requirements Free
Additional time: $180.00 per hour
Consents for:
  • Domestic solar hot water heating panels
  • Solar water heating systems
  • Hot water heat pump systems
  • Hot water systems, i.e. wetbacks associated with wood pellet stoves or low-emission wood burners
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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