Building control - fees and charges list

​​​​​​​​​​The information below covers fees and charges related to building consents in Hamilton city.  ​​​​Building fees and charges are based upon the Hamilton City Council's actual and reasonable costs of the associated work.

See building consents and information​ ​for more information on the processes and requirements of building consents, where to find the resources you need and how to apply for consents, LIMs, PIMs and inspections.
You can pay many of the fees below using our 'Online Services​'.

View a list of fees and charges​ for all Council services.​​​​

​Project Information Memorandum​


​Minor works50
​Spa pools​​150​​
​Swimming pools​150
​Small building works​​​​​255
​Outbuilding habitable​255
​Alterations and additions​255
​All dwellings​255
​Demolition residential​130
​Commercial demolition​150
​Commercial minor works​150
​Internal fit out​150
​Up to two storeys​255
​For all other commercial projects​400

​Building consents


​Building consent fees are excluding document management fees.
Additional fees may also apply -
see additional building consent related fees below. ​
​​Minor works (including install window or door, demolish a wall,
install solid wall heater, erect a pergola, install a garden shed, install kitchen fittings)​
​Spa pools​1180
​Swimming pools​1180
​Small building works (including but not limited to
minor additions or alterations up to 3m2​)
​Outbuilding habitable​2100
​Alterations and additions​2350
​Dwelling single storey​4550
​Dwelling two story​6100
​Dwelling three storey or more​9500
​Attached group of residential units (first unit)​4550
​   - plus per unit charge after first unit​2250
​Demolition residential​1000
​Demolition commercial​1250
​Commercial minor works (including but not limited to installing a steel beam,
installation of a sink, installation of a door)
​Small commercial building works​2000
​Internal fit out < $150,000​4215
​Up to two storeys <= $1,000,000​7685
​More than two storeys and.or < $1,000,000 (large commercial)​10,550
​   - plus additional hourly rate where applicable​240
​Photocopying - document management
​A4 per page​2​
​A3 per page​3
​A2 per page​3
​A0 per page​3
​Additional building consent related fees
​Building accreditation levy 20 cents per $1000 of building value​.20
​BRANZ levy $1.00 per $1000 on projects $20,000 and over​1
​DBH levy $2.01 per $1000 on projects $20,444 and over​2.01
​Street crossing application240
​Structural audit fee120
​External consultancy fees (including but not limited to:
Fire Service, acoustic testing)
​Water, stormwater and waste services charges (including but not limited to:
service connections/disconnections, CCTV surveys, tradewaste​
Additional inspections​120
Inspection of building to be shifted into Hamilton City250
​   - plus mileage outside of city per km​0.72
​   - plus time for inspector to travey outside of city per 30 minutes​​120
​Inspection of amusement devices​11.50
​Inspection of circuses for fire safety120
​Amendments to a building consent application (whether issued or not) (per hour)​​240​
​Application to extend time for which a building consent is valid​130
​Urgent Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) - within 24 hours​200
​Copy of Code Compliance Certificate​60
Building warrant of fitness and compliance schedule​
​Building warrant of fitness​60
​Issue of a compliance schedule​60
​   - plus charge per system or feature​60
​Replacement compliance schedule and warrant of fitness statement​60
​Inspection of compliance schedule maintenance and reporting procedures​200
​Compliance schedule re-inspection​120
​Compliance schedule amendment​60
Land Information Memorandum
- plus additional hourly rate where over three hours (per hour)​​84
​Express LIM - residential only (within three days)​485
​Swimming Pool & Fencing Compliance
Audit inspectin of Swimming Pool and Fencing Compliance240
​   - plus additional hourly rate where applicable​120
​Other applications
​Application for waiver or modification to the Building Code
   - additional inspection charges may also apply.
​Request for exemption from building consent​240
​Certificate of Acceptance Application (COA)
   - relevant building consent fee will also apply
​Change of use application​350
​Certificate of Public Use (CPU)​600
​Liquor licence - compliance with building code certificate
   - additional inspection charges may apply
​Application for acceptance as an Independent Qualified Person (IQP)​650
​IQP annual renewal​150
​Application for Producer Statement Author approval​350
​Producer Statement Author annual renewal​65
Home Star Rated Building Assessment550
Information Requests
​Proprty Information Search Request
 - Including but not limited to: Microfilm, Service Logs, Property Search,
Aerials, Scanned Images.
 - Additional photocopying and printing charges will apply where applicable.
​Where staff search time exceeds 15 minutes, additional hourly rates will
apply and be charged per 15 minutes
Microfiche Plan Printer Charges
​A4 per page4
​A3 per page​5
Photo copying and printing
Property File CD Copy
​ - plus additional charges where time taken is over one hour​​​72
​- Courier within New Zealand​​10
Building consent fees will be required to be paid in full upon application.
No processing will commence until these fees are paid.
Page reviewed: 18 Oct 2017 8:37am