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 works255
Outbuilding habitable255
Alterations and additions255
All dwellings255
Demolition residential130
Commercial demolition150
Commercial minor works150
Internal fit out150
Up to two storeys255
For all other commercial projects400

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 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 group of residential units (first unit)4650
  - 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)
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)10,300
  - plus additional hourly rate where applicable (per hour)240
Request for Further Information during processing - minimum of 1 hour charged (per hour)240
Photocopying - document management
A4 per page2 .50
A3 per page3.50
A2 per page3.50
A0 per page3.50
Electronic Data Management
Additional building consent related fees
Building accreditation levy 50 cents per $1000 of building value0.50
BRANZ levy $1.00 per $1000 on projects $20,000 and over1
DBH levy $2.01 per $1000 on projects $20,444 and over2.01
Street crossing application260
Structural audit fee150
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 inspections260
Inspection of building to be shifted into Hamilton City260
  - plus mileage outside of city per km0.73
  - plus time for inspector to travel outside of city per 30 minutes260
Inspection of amusement devices11.50

Amendments to a building consent application (whether issued or not) (per hour) 240
Application to extend time for which a building consent is valid100
Urgent Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) - within 24 hours250
Copy of Code Compliance Certificate50
Building warrant of fitness and compliance schedule
Building warrant of fitness60
Issue of a compliance schedule60
  - plus charge per system or feature60
Replacement compliance schedule and warrant of fitness statement60
Inspection of compliance schedule maintenance and reporting procedures250
Compliance schedule re-inspection250
Compliance schedule amendment60
Swimming Pool & Fencing Compliance
3 yearly pool audit - first visitFree
Additional audit visists (per hour)250
Pre-purchase/sale Pool Inspection (per hour)250
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)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 renewal150
Application for Producer Statement Author approval450
Producer Statement Author annual renewal100
Eco Workshops (corporate workshops)250
Eco Home ConsultationsFree
Section 77-83 - Building Act 2004650
Section 73-74 Fee 650
Certificate of Title
Building Control Hourly Rates
Technical Support Officer (per hour)100
Building Review Officer (per hour)
Building Inspector (per hour)
Compliance and Monitoring Officer (per hour)
Eco Design Advisor  (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: 26 Jul 2018 2:39pm