Building Services


Building Services fees and charges listed below have been set according to the Building Act 2004. They enable Manawatu District Council to recover the costs associated with processing applications, undertaking inspections and related work.

Fixed Fees - Fast track building consents (10 working days)

In addition to the fixed charges are any bonds that may be applicable, any structural engineering checking fees, vehicle crossing processing and inspection fees and  any legal or consultancy cost that Council may incur during the processing of the applications.

In addition to the charges prescribed by the Manawatu District Council, are levies imposed by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The BRANZ levy of $1.00 per $1,000 and the MBIE levy of $2.01 per $1,000 is applied to all building consents that have building work valued at $20,000.00 or more.

e.g. work value = $35,000     BRANZ =$35.00     MBIE = $70.35

These levies are payable at the time an application for consent is lodged for processing.

These levies could be subject to change by the relevant authority.

Fixed fees (excluding fireplaces and minor building work) include a fixed planning fee of $50.00.

Work Type   2018/19
Fireplaces    
J1 Freestanding fire Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 512.00
J2 Inbuilt fire   Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 701.00
Demolitions and Removal of Buildings    
K1 Residential  Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 491.00
K2 Commercial     Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 677.00
Carports/Pergolas/Sheds    
L1 Carport, Pergola, Garden Shed Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 801.00
Proprietary Garages and Pole Sheds    
L2 Standard garage   Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 923.00
L3 Garage with plumbing and drainage   Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 1,048.00
L4 Garage with fire wall and plumbing and drainage  Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 1,221.00
Signs    
M1 Temporary/Freestanding  Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 555.00
M2 Other  Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 617.00
Conservatories    
N Conservatory placed on existing deck   Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 777.00
N1 Conservatory placed on a new deck   Fixed PIM fee $ 266.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 923.00
Minor building work (under $20,000 in value)    
S1 Grease trap installation Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 512.00
S2 Remove an interior wall  Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 432.00
S3 Install external window/door  Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 432.00
S4 Install storm water drain    Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 512.00
S5 Install WC/shower Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 701.00
S6 Install hot water cylinder  Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 509.00
S7 Install on-site effluent disposal field Fixed PIM fee $ 220.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 662.00
S8 Marquee over 100 sq m Fixed PIM fee $ 150.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 500.00
S9 Swimming Pool Fixed PIM fee $ 150.00
Fixed building consent fee $ 778.00

Applications where a PIM and/or Building Consent lodgement fee applies (20 working days)

An application lodgement fee is payable at the time the applicant lodges the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) and/or Building Consent application with Council.

We will calculate the total fees including officer’s time, inspections, scanning, code compliance certificate, and any other charges applicable, less the prepaid lodgement fee when the processing of the consent is complete.

Full payment of fees is required prior to the issue of the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) and/or Building Consent.

Work Type   2018/19
New residential dwelling (including sleepouts)    
O1 0-$100,000  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 627.00
O2 $100,001 - $200,000  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 627.00
O3 Above $200,001  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 741.00
Residential additions and alterations (including relocates)    
P1 $0 - $5,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 143.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 342.00
P2 $5,001 - $20,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 143.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 421.00
P3 $20,001 - $100,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 546.00
P4 $100,001 - $200,000    Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 627.00
P5 $200,001 - $500,000     Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 741.00
P6 $500,001 - $1,000,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 969.00
P7 Above $1,000,001     Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 1,197.00
New commercial buildings    
Q1 Under $100,000   Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 546.00
Q2 $100,001 - $200,000  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 627.00
Q3 $200,001 - $500,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 741.00
Q4 $500,001 - $1,000,000 Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 969.00
Q5 Above $1,000,001   Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 1,197.00
Commercial additions and alterations    
R1 $0 - $5,000   Lodgement PIM fee $ 143.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 318.00
R2 $5,001 - $20,000     Lodgement PIM fee $ 143.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 421.00
R3 $20,001 - $100,000  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 546.00
R4 $100,001 - $200,000   Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 627.00
R5 $200,001 - $500,000     Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 741.00
R6 $500,001 - $1,000,000  Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 969.00
R7 Above $1,000,001     Lodgement PIM fee $ 289.00
Lodgement building consent fee $ 1,197.00

In addition to the charges prescribed by the Manawatu District Council, are levies imposed by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The BRANZ levy of $1.00 per $1,000 and the MBIE levy of $2.01 per $1,000 is applied to all building consents that have building work valued at $20,000.00 or more.

e.g. work value = $35,000     BRANZ =$35.00     MBIE = $70.35

These levies are payable at the time an application for consent is lodged for processing.

These levies could be subject to change by the relevant authority.

Other Fees

These fees may be applicable to building consents or may be applied as a single charge.

Fee Description   2018/19
Scanning and Digital fees (for consent applications received in hard copy)
Fast Track $ 105.00
Residential $ 172.00
Commercial $ 210.00
     
Warrant of fitness and compliance schedules    
New Compliance Schedule $ 123.00
Alteration to existing compliance schedule $ 73.00
Building Warrant of Fitness site audit/re-inspections $ 198.00
IQP Registration (initial) Per charge set by PNCC
IQP Renewal (3 yearly) - submit applications to Palmerston North City Council Per charge set by PNCC
Copy of IQP list $ 34.00
     
Engineering checking    
Structural engineering checking Actual cost
Fire engineering documents sent to Fire and Emergency New Zealand As charged by FENZ
Other fees    
Code Compliance Certificate  - Residential $ 105.00
Code Compliance Certificate  - Commercial $ 176.00
Safe and Sanitary (building work prior to 1992) - Third Party Report Approval  $ 242.00
Extension to building consent or code compliance certificate timeframes $ 85.00
Exempt building work under schedule 1 part1(2) of the Building Act 2004 $100.00 lodgement fee, then charged at the actual cost based on hourly rate per officer
Notification to record exempt building work under Schedule 1 (excludes part 1(2)) of the Building Act 2004) $ 103.00
Licensed building practitioner registration fee (per building consent) $ 57.00
Standard building inspection $ 192.00
Periodic swimming pools monitoring inspection $ 82.00
Certificate of Acceptance $650 non refundable deposit, then charged at the actual cost based on hourly rate per officer
Application for amendment to building consent actual costs based on hourly rate per officer
Certificate for Public Use $100.00 lodgement fee, then charged at the actual cost based on hourly rate per officer
Waiver and modifications actual costs based on hourly rate per officer
Certificate of Title $ 22.00
Copy of monthly report of building consents issued $ 75.00
     
Earthquake Prone Building fees    
Application for extension of time to provide engineering assessment $ 250.00
Application for extension of time to complete seismic work - Heritage buildings $ 250.00
Application for exemption from requirement to carry out seismic work $ 320.00
     
Charges for Council Staff    
Council will charge the following hourly rates for its officers for the processing of consents that do not have a set fee.
Administration Officer $ 114.00
Building Officer $ 152.00
Team Leader Building Services MDC, Senior Building Officer and Advanced Building Officer $ 174.00
Regulatory Manager $ 240.00
Note: Where the fee per hour is stated, please note this should be read in full as “fee per hour or part thereof”.

Fees determined by Building (Infringement offences, Fees, and Forms) Regulations 2007.

    2018/19

General building offences

   
Section 40 Failing to comply with the requirement that building work must be carried out in accordance with a building consent $ 1,000.00
Section 42 Failing to apply for a certificate of acceptance for urgent building work as soon as practicable after completion of building  work $ 500.00
Section 85(1) Person who is not licensed building practitioner carrying out restricted building work without supervision of licensed building practitioner with appropriate licence $ 750.00
Section 85(2)(a) Licensed building practitioner carrying out restricted building work without appropriate licence $ 500.00
Section 85(2)(b) Licensed building practitioner supervising restricted building work without appropriate licence $ 500.00
Section 101 Failing to comply with the requirement to obtain a compliance schedule $ 250.00
Section 108(5)(a) Failing to display a building warrant of fitness required to be displayed $ 250.00
Section 108(5)(b) Displaying a false or misleading building warrant of fitness $ 1,000.00
Section 108(5)(c) Displaying a building warrant of fitness other than in accordance with section 108 $ 1,000.00
Section 116(1)(a)  Using, or knowingly permitting the use of, a building for a use for which it is not safe or not sanitary $ 1,500.00
Section 116(1)(b) Using, or knowingly permitting the use of, a building that  has inadequate means of escape from fire $ 2,000.00
Section 124 Failing to comply with a notice, within the time out stated on the notice, requiring work to be carried out on a dangerous, earthquake-prone, or insanitary building $ 1,000.00
Section 128(2) Using or occupying a building, or permitting another person to do so, contrary to a territorial authority’s hoarding, fence, or notice $ 2,000.00
Section 162 E Supplying a pool product without an approved notice $ 500.00
Section 168(1AA) Failing to comply with a notice to fix in relation  to a means of restricting access to a residential pool $ 500.00
Section 168(1) Failing to comply with any other notice to fix $ 1,000.00
Section 314(1) Person holding himself or herself out as being licensed to do or supervise building  work or building inspection work while not being so licenced $ 500.00
Section 362D(4)   Failing to provide prescribed disclosure information    $ 500.00
  Failing to provide prescribed checklist  $ 500.00
Section 362F(4)   Failing to have a written contract as prescribed $ 500.00
Section 362T(4)   Failing to provide prescribed information or documentation to specified persons   $ 500.00
Section 363 Using, or permitting use of building having no consent or code compliance certificate, or certificate for public use for premises for public use $ 1,500.00
Section 367 Wilfully obstructing, hindering, or resisting a person executing powers conferred under the  Act or its regulations $ 500.00
Section 368 Wilfully removing or defacing a notice published under the Act or inciting another person to do so $ 500.00
       

Earthquake Prone Building Offences

   
Section 133AU(1) Failing to complete seismic work by deadline $ 1,000.00
Section 133AU(2) Failing to comply to attach EPB notice or EPB exemption notice $ 1,000.00
Section 133AU(3) Failing, when EPB notice or EPB exemption notice ceases to be attached or becomes illegible, to notify the territorial authority $ 1,000.00
Section 133AU(5) Using or occupying a building, or permitting another person to do so, contrary to a territorial authority’s hoarding, fence, or notice $ 2,000.00