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Fee schedule to 30 June 2020

Project Information Memorandum (PIM) only

$250

Solid Fuel Heater Application – freestanding / sewer connection

Solid Fuel Heater Application – inbuilt

$350

$500

If the fee is exceeded by more than 30% the excess time and cost will be charged.

Minor Works Application

(for work with an estimated value of less than $20,444)

$680

- Covers the likes of small farm buildings, minor additions and alterations, sheds, decks, swimming pools etc

- Fee is based on historical data and allows for two inspections, no further information requests during processing and no PIM

- If the fee is exceeded by more than 30%, the excess time and cost will be charged

Building Consent Application deposit

(for work with an estimated value over $20,444)

$1,500*

* Note that although the fees schedule shows a deposit for building consent applications, at this time Selwyn District Council will continue with no deposits on building consent applications, with payment in full at issue of the consent.

Code Compliance Certificate

Charged on an actual time and cost basis

Certificate of Public Use

$500 fee for receiving the application. Charged on an actual time and cost basis.

Territorial Authority Discretionary Exemptions

(e.g. marquees, etc)

$300 minimum charge, with charges based on actual time and cost

Levies

- Building Research Levy (set by the Building Research Levy Act 1969)

$1.00 per $1,000 value (or part thereof) of building work valued at $20,444 or more)

- Building Levy (set by the Building Act 2004)

$2.01 per $1,000 value (or part thereof) of building work valued at $20,444 or more)

- Accreditation

$0.25 per $1,000 value (or part thereof) of building work valued at $20,444 or more) - capped at a maximum of $5,000

Compliance Schedules & Compliance Schedule Statement

- including amendments and administration and on-site BWOF auditing

Charged on an actual time and cost basis

Annual Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) renewal fee

$50.00

Swimming Pools Inspections

- fencing of swimming pools inspections are mandatory and must be conducted every 3 years

$150 fixed fee (based on 1 hour minimum to conduct inspection and update records)

Certificate of Acceptance

$1,250 flat fee for receiving the application and issuing a PIM.
Processing and inspection charges payable will be calculated in accordance with Section 97 of the Building Act 2004

Notice to Fix

- Fee is based on historical data and allows for 2 investigation inspections – 1 to verify the non-compliance and 1 to verify compliance to enable the notice to be lifted, plus associated administration

$450

Infringement Notices

Maximum fee set by regulation depending on degree of offence

Section 73 Building Act – Entry on Certificate of Title

- for land subject to flooding etc

Section 77 Building Act – Building on two or more allotments

- relates to requirement to hold titles together

Section 83 Building Act – Removal of entry

- relates to removing a Section 77 entry from titles where the requirement no longer applies

On-charged at cost

Research to provide information relating to building records

- e.g. Photocopying, postage etc

Time and cost

All chargeable work under the Building Act for carrying out Council’s responsibility is charged at actual cost

- i.e. extensions of time, specified intended life, dangerous and insanitary buildings

Time and cost

Building Consent printing fee

 

- Residential applications

$15 per application

- Commercial applications

$25 per application

Hourly Charges

 

- Building Administration staff

$85 (per hour)

- Planner

$145 (per hour)

- Building Control Officers

$150 (per hour)

- Re-inspection

$150

- Engineering fee

$50

Other (for example):

- Consultants

- Peer review

- Fire reports

- Acoustic reports

- Certificate of Title order

- NZ Fire & Emergency Design Review Unit

On-charged at cost

If you have any questions please contact the customer service team on Ph (03) 347 2839 or (03) 318 8338 or email bca@selwyn.govt.nz.

What the fees cover

The cost of your building consent depends on the type of application, cost of work involved and the level of detail provided.

Our charges are based on the length of time it takes to process an application and include costs such as

  • levies payable to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (if applicable)
  • levies payable to BRANZ (if applicable)
  • levy to cover BCA accreditation costs
  • administration time – loading, vetting, incoming document control
  • time spent processing the application
  • number of Inspections required (type and number vary depending on application)
  • issue of code compliance certificate
  • issue of compliance schedule (if applicable)
  • development contribution (if applicable)
  • printing costs for consent documents (if applicable)

We can provide an estimate of the fees to you, however the final cost won’t be known until your application is processed.

Further fees may apply if during your build an inspection failed and requires an additional inspection over and above the number included with your building consent.

Estimated value of building work

It’s important that you supply us with an accurate estimated value of your building work. This should take into account all actual costs and any additional materials or labour provided free of charge to the project.

Please ensure you provide an accurate estimated value, as this information is needed to work out what levies are due to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, and BRANZ (Building Research Association New Zealand).

Anything with an estimated value of $20,444 or more includes both levies. The levies will be included with your invoice to be paid by you before your building consent is granted. See our building fees for more information.

The value of building work may also affect your total property valuation as QV use this information for establishing the rateable value of your property. This information may also be required for the insurance value and mortgage requirements for your project, while banks and insurance companies sometimes ask us to confirm the value of work submitted on the consent.

Responsibility for payment of fees

You, as the owner, are responsible for paying the fees, unless your contract with your agent states otherwise. Ultimately you are still responsible for the payment.

If you withdraw an application at any stage a cancellation fee may apply. This is to cover time already spent on your application.