Rates, Building & Property

Building consent fees and payments

Keep up to date with the different fees and charges associated with your building consent.

Building industry levies

Building industry levies are collected when people apply for building consent.

The Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levy of $1 per $1,000 is applied to all building consents that have building work valued at over $20,000, and the Building (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) levy of $1.75 per $1,000 is applied to all building consents that have building work valued at $20,444 or more.

The levy is worked out on each $1,000 or part thereof for the total value, if that value exceeds $20,000 in respect to the BRANZ levy, and the total value if the value exceeds $20,444 in respect to the Building levy.

For example:

  • Work value of $35,000 = BRANZ levy of $35 and MBIE levy of $61.25 
  • Work value of $120,000 = BRANZ levy of $120 and MBIE levy of $210.00 

The BRANZ levy is not subject to GST. The Building (MBIE) levy includes GST. These levies could be subject to change by the relevant authorities.

Making a payment

Fees and charges are payable either online (bank transfer), by cheque, or in person at our customer service centre, 32 The Square, Palmerston North.

For more information contact us on 06 356 8199.