Building fines

Building infringements and fines


We issue building fines for offences defined by Schedule 1 of the Building (Infringement Offences, Fees and Forms) Regulations 2007.

You must pay the amount on the notice within 28 days of the notice date, unless you write to us to dispute the infringement. Otherwise, a reminder is sent providing a further 28 days to settle the infringement fees.

If you still haven’t written to us or paid your fine, we lodge your infringement with the Department of Courts. They have the authority to enforce the fine, including extra costs.

Building Act 2004 Offence Infringement Fee
Section 40(1) Did fail to comply with the requirements that building work must be carried out in accordance with a building consent $1000
Section 40(1) Did alter a building without the approved consent $1000
Section 40(1) Did demolish a building without the approved consent $1000
Section 40(1) Did remove a building without consent $1000
Section 42(1) Did fail to apply for certificate of acceptance for urgent building work as soon as practicable after completion of building work $500
Section 85 (1) Person who is not licensed building practitioner did carry out restricted building work without supervision of licensed building practitioner with appropriate licence $750
Section 85(2)(a) Licensed building practitioner carried out restricted building work without appropriate licence $500
Section 85(2)(b) Licensed building practitioner supervised restricted building work without appropriate licence $500
Section 101(1) Being the owner of a building did fail to comply with the requirement to obtain a compliance schedule $250
Section 108(5)(a) Did fail to display a building warrant of fitness required to be displayed $250
Section 108(5)(b) Did display a false building warrant of fitness $1,000
Section 108(5)(b) Did display a misleading building warrant of fitness $1,000
Section 108(5)(c) Did display a building warrant of fitness other than in accordance with Section 108 $1,000
Section 116B(1)(a) Did use or knowingly permitted the use of a building that is not safe or not sanitary $1,500
Section 116B(1)(b) Did use or knowingly permitted the use of a building that has inadequate means of escape from fire $2,000
Section 124(1)(c) Did fail to comply with a notice, within the time stated in that notice, requiring work to be carried out on a dangerous, earthquake-prone building $1,000
Section 124(1)(c) Did fail to comply with a notice, within the time stated in that notice, requiring work to be carried out on an insanitary building $1,000
Section 128(1)(a) Did use or occupy a building, contrary to territorial authority's hoarding, fence or notice $2,000
Section 128(1)(b) Did permit another person to use or occupy the building contrary to territorial authority's hoarding, fence, or notice $2,000
Section 168(1) Did fail to comply with a notice to fix $1,000
Section 314(1) Did hold himself or herself out as being licensed to do or supervise building work or building inspection work while not being so licensed $500
Section 363(1)(a) Did use or permit the public use of a building having no building consent $1,500
Section 363(1)(b) Did use or permit the public use of a building having no code of compliance certificate $1,500
Section 363(1)(b) Did use or permit the public use of a building having no certificate for public use for premises for public use $1,500
Section 363(1)(c) Did use or permit the public use of a building where the conditions of a certificate of public use have not been complied with $1,500
Section 367(1) Did wilfully obstruct a person executing powers conferred under the Act or its regulations $500
Section 367(1) Did wilfully hinder a person executing powers conferred under the Act or its regulations $500
Section 367(1) Did wilfully resist a person executing powers conferred under the Act or its regulations $500
Section 368(1)(a) Did wilfully remove a notice published under the Act $500
Section 368(1)(a) Did wilfully deface a notice published under the Act $500
Section 368(1)(b) Did incite another person to remove or deface a notice published under the Act $500

 


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Auckland 1142

 

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