Council & City

Miscellaneous fees and charges

Miscellaneous charges are for inspections, information and other services not specified in our other fees schedules. They include LIMs, swimming pool inspections, vehicle crossing applications and charges for Council staff, among other things.

All fees and charges include GST. Effective 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

These miscellaneous charges are imposed under the Local Government Act 2002. They seek to recover the cost to Palmerston North City Council for approvals, authorities and inspections not covered by the primary legislation under which the Council operates. (These being the Resource Management Act 1991, Building Act 2004, Dog Control Act 1996, Impounding Act 1955, Food Act 2014 and Land Transport Act 1998).

Fixed fees

These are payable when a request is made to Council for a service or for information. No additional charges will be applied.

Land Information Memorandum: $455

GIS inputting, per consent: $184

Street number change request: $393


Return of seized sound equipment: First offence $181, second or subsequent offence $422.

Disconnection of alarms under the Resource Management Act: Recovery of actual cost incurred by Council, including staff time and contractor costs.

Food control plan auditing

This is in relation to the Food Act 2014 and includes site visits, reporting and general administration. These fees are non-refundable.

Processing an application under the Food Act 2014 for registration of a food control plan or a national programme: $281

Processing an application under the Food Act 2014 for renewal of registration of a food control plan or a national programme: $281

Verification, initial site visiting (including reporting) (hourly rate): $174

Verification, follow-up site visiting (including reporting) (hourly rate): $174


Charges for all services are based on the actual costs incurred by the Council. Any deposit specified below are payable before the Council starts the service. The total charge for the service will be determined when the service is completed, based on the time spent on the work by the relevant officer at that officer’s hourly rate.

Right of way approval (section 348): $500

Certificate of compliance Building Code, alcohol: $105 deposit, then billed at the actual cost of the officer's time per hour.

Gambling venue consent: $454 plus officer's hours after 3 hours.

Other charges

These fees may be applicable to a consent or may be applied as a single charge. Photocopying and scanning charges include both material and labour costs associated with the work.

Photocopying or copy of scanned documents

A0, A1, A2: $10 per page

A3: $0.50 per page

A4: $0.40 per page

Double-sided A3: $0.60 per sheet

Double-sided A4: $0.50 per sheet

Colour copies single-sided: Additional charge of $1.70 per page

Colour copies double-sided: Additional charge of $3.80 per sheet

Request for property information

Copy of property information: At cost of officer's time per hour plus disbursements

Certificate of title: $28

Swimming pools

Swimming pool initial compliance inspection: $203

Swimming pool reinspections (second and subsequent inspections): $203 per inspection

Vehicle crossings

These are fees per inspection.

T1 Inspect existing vehicle crossing: $216

T2 New vehicle crossing: $400

T3 Alter an existing vehicle crossing: $216

Overweight vehicle permit

Overweight vehicle permit fees are set by the Land Transport (certification and other fees) Regulation 2014.

For the below permit applications, there will be an additional charge of $9.09 for each permit where less than 3 working days are available for processing.

Application for each single, multiple trips or linked permit: $18.18

Application for each continuous, high-productivity motor vehicle, or specialist vehicle permit: $54.55

Application for each renewal of each continuous permit: $9.09

Asset bond

Council asset bond, payable for each building consent above the value of $100,000: $1,000 (no GST)

Administration and processing fee: $190

Overgrown trees or shrubbery

Removal of overgrown trees or shrubbery: Recovery of actual cost incurred by Council, including staff time and contractor costs.

Charges for Council staff

These charges are the rate per hour (or part thereof) for Council staff services, by work type, for approvals, authorities and inspections that are not listed on this page as a fixed fee. 

General Manager: $246

Division Head: $226

Senior Planner: $207

Planning Officers and Graduate Planning Officers: $194

Monitoring and Enforcement Officer: $174

Team Leader Building: $212

Senior Plumber and Drainage Officer and Advanced Building Officer: $212

Building Officer: $194

Principal Environmental Health Officer: $209

Environmental Health Officer: $187

Environmental Health Officer Cadet: $169

Senior Business Support Officer: $168

Administration and committee administration staff: $120

Technical and professional staff from all other Council units: $194

Commissioner: At cost plus disbursements

Hearings committee chair and members: At cost ($100 per hour for chair and $80 per hour for members) plus disbursements.