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.

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

Project Information Memorandum


Minor works50
Spa pools150
Swimming pools150
Small building works285
Outbuilding habitable285
Alterations and additions285
All dwellings285
Demolition residential130
Commercial demolition150
Commercial minor works150
Internal fit out150
Up to two storeys285
For all other commercial projects470

Building consents


Building consent fees are excluding document management fees.
Additional fees may also apply -
see additional building consent related fees below.
Note, fees do not apply to structures exempt under Schedule 1 of the Building Act​
Solar and retrofit insulationFree
Minor works (including install window or door, demolish a wall,
install solid fuel heater, erect a pergola, install a garden shed, install kitchen fittings)
Spa pools1180
Swimming pools1200
Small building works (including but not limited to
minor additions or alterations up to 3m2 )
Outbuilding habitable2200
Alterations and additions2400
Dwelling single storey4650
Dwelling two story6250
Dwelling three storey or more9700
Attached Residential Units - first dwelling as per fees above
(cost of single, 2 storey or 3 storey)

 Plus per unit charge after first unit2300
Demolition residential1000
Demolition commercial1250
Commercial minor works (including but not limited to installing a steel beam, installation of a sink, installation of a door)600
Small commercial building works2060
Internal fit out < $150,0004300
Up to two storeys <= $1,000,0007900
More than two storeys and/or > $1,000,000 (large commercial)10,800
  - plus additional hourly rate where applicable (per hour)185
Request for Further Information during processing - minimum of 1 hour charged (per hour)185
Photocopying and printing
A4 ​(per page)1.10
A3​(per page)2.20
Document Management (Digitisation)
​A4​(per page)​2
​A3 ​(per page)​3
​A2 ​(per page)​3
​A0​(per page)​3
Electronic Data Management
​Where value of work is < $20,000​Free
Additional building consent related fees
Building accreditation levy 50 cents per $1000 of building value​(per $1000)0.50
BRANZ levy $1.00 per $1000 on projects $20,000 and over​​(per $1000)1
MBIE levy $1.75 per $1000 on projects $20,444 and over​​(per $1000)1.75
Structural audit fee150
External consultancy fees (including but not limited to:
Fire Service, acoustic testing)
​actual cost
Water, stormwater and waste services charges (including but not limited to: service connections/disconnections, CCTV surveys, tradewaste)​Refer to water, stormwater and wastewater fees and charges
Additional inspections​(per hour)200
Inspection of building to be shifted into Hamilton City200
  - plus mileage outside of city ​(per km)0.73
  - plus time for inspector to travel outside of city (​per hour)200
Inspection of amusement devices11.50

Amendments to a building consent application (whether issued or not) ​(per hour) ​185
Application to extend time for which a building consent is valid100
Urgent Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) - within 24 hours250
​Code Compliance Certificate (Over 5 years old from issue)​250
Copy of Code Compliance Certificate50
Building warrant of fitness and compliance schedule
Building warrant of fitness100
Issue of a compliance schedule60
  - plus charge per system or feature​(per system or feature)60
Replacement compliance schedule and warrant of fitness statement60
Inspection of compliance schedule maintenance and reporting procedures250
Compliance schedule re-inspection200
Swimming Pool & Fencing Compliance
3 yearly pool audit - first visitFree
Additional audit visits ​(per hour)200
Pre-purchase/sale Pool Inspection ​(per hour)200
Other applications
Application for waiver or modification to the Building Code
   - additional inspection charges may also apply.
Request for exemption from building consent240
Certificate of Acceptance Application (COA)
   - relevant building consent fee will also apply
Change of use application360
Certificate of Public Use (CPU)500
Liquor licence - compliance with building code certificate
   - additional inspection charges may apply
Section 77-83 - Building Act 2004400
Section 73-74 Fee 250
Record​ of Title
Building Control Hourly Rates
Technical Support Officer ​(per hour)100
Building Review Officer 
​(per hour)185
Building Inspector 
​(per hour)200
Compliance and Monitoring Officer 
​(per hour)200
​Team Leader​​(per hour)​230
​Manager​​(per hour)​​250
Building consent fees will be required to be paid in full upon application.
No processing will commence until these fees are paid.
Page reviewed: 04 Aug 2020 1:01pm