Building levy

53 Applicant for building consent liable to pay levy

(1)

An applicant for a building consent is liable to pay to the chief executive a levy for, or in connection with, the performance of the chief executive’s functions under this Act if the building consent is granted.

(2)

The levy—

(a)

must be calculated—

(i)

in relation to the estimated value of the building work to which the building consent relates; and

(ii)

at the prescribed rate; and

(b)

must be paid—

(i)

to the building consent authority as the agent of the chief executive; and

(ii)

at the time the building consent is granted.

(3)

Subsection (2)(a)(ii) is subject to section 431.

(4)

The chief executive may, in his or her discretion, refund all or part of the levy if the building consent lapses by paying the refund to the applicant or to the relevant building consent authority.

Compare: 1991 No 150 s 23B(1), (2)

Section 53(1): replaced, on 14 April 2005, by section 7(1) Building Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 31).

Section 53(2)(b)(ii): amended, on 14 April 2005, by section 7(2)(a) of the Building Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 31).

Section 53(4): inserted, on 13 March 2012, by section 20 of the Building Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 23).