240 Building consent authority may impose fee or charge and must collect levy


A building consent authority—


may impose a fee or charge (or both) payable by a member of the public—


in relation to a building consent; and


for the performance of any other function or service under this Act; and


must collect the levy for which an applicant is liable to pay to the chief executive under section 53.


If a fee, charge, or levy is payable to a building consent authority for the performance of a function or service under this Act, the building consent authority may refuse to perform the function or service, unless the fee, charge, or levy is paid.


A failure by a person to pay a fee, charge, or levy does not affect the duty of a building consent authority under section 238 to provide copies of certain information to the territorial authority.

Section 240(1)(a): amended, on 13 March 2012, by section 63 of the Building Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 23).