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With most good things comes a cost. Fees and levies depend on the type of building, the cost of the work, and the level of detail provided. Most consenting charges are payable through Napier City Council as outlined in the table below.

Applicable fees and levies 

How much will it cost?

This depends on the type of building consent application, cost of work involved and the level of detail provided, and includes costs such as:

  • Levies payable to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (payable on all applications where work is valued over $20,444 including GST).
  • Levies payable to BRANZ (payable on all applications where work is valued over $20,000 including GST).
  • Building accreditation fee (payable on all applications).
  • Lodgement fee (payable on all applications).
  • Record of title fee (if requested).
  • Time spent by the vetting, processing, planning, engineering and administration teams.
  • 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).
  • Water meter connection (if applicable).
  • Water, stormwater, sewer connections (if applicable).
  • LINZ notifications (if applicable).

Please visit our website for the Current fees and charges.

Making payment

A deposit is not required when a building consent is lodged.

An invoice is generated and sent to you for payment when the building consent has been approved after processing.  The invoice will include all fees, levies and estimated inspections.  When payment has been received the building consent is granted and issued.

Fees for building services can be paid in person at our customer service centre, or online through internet banking, debit cards or credit cards. You’ll need your invoice number and debtor number (building consent number) as shown on your invoice.  Go to and select the invoices tab.


Building Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Building Consents Fee (incl GST)
Building Fees
Note: All building consent, building consent amendment, code compliance certificate, certificate of acceptance and certificate for public use fees are charged on an actual and reasonable cost recovery basis as per the below fees and charges. Fees are payable prior to the grant/issue of the applicable consent/certificate.
Note: Certificates of acceptance pursuant to section 96(1)(a) of the Building Act 2004 are subject to any fees, charges or levies that would have been payable had a consent been applied for before the work was carried out plus the current actual and reasonable costs associated with the application as per the below fees and charges.
Project Information Memorandum (stand-alone only)$325.00 
Compliance Schedule$350.00 
Building Administration Fees
Online Lodgement Fee$144.00 
Building Accreditation Fee$20.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Fee
Administration and Audit Fee$150.00 
Hourly Rates
Building Consents Officer$200.00 
Building Administrator$100.00 
Inspection Fee
Inspection Fee$200.00 
Liquor Licence Fee
Certificate of Compliance Fee$100.00 
Fees Payable for Specific Works (Set by Legislation)
Building Research Levy per $1,000 value above $20,000*$1.00 
Building Levy per $1,000 value $20,444 and above$1.75 
Roading Fees in Association with Building Consents
Application Processing FeeReplaced 
Vehicle Crossing Inspection (covers 3 site visits. Any additional site visits are covered by the additional inspection fee)$322.00 
Inspection for Road Damage$129.00 
Inspection for Vehicle CrossingReplaced 
Site Inspections (for inspections in addition to the minimum set with the application)$129.00 
Sundry Inspections
Per Hour (minimum fee one hour)$200.00 
Building Statistics
Full Report$25.00 
Single Report$15.00 
Additional Sections$6.00 

Miscellaneous Charges Fee (incl GST)
Property File Fee
Property File Management Fee (charged per consent)$90.00 
Certificate of Title$25.00 


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