Fees

Department Of Town Country Planning

Development Application Fees Charges

The schedule of fees under the Town Planning Act is based on the value of the proposed development. These fees apply to applications made to the Department of Town and Country Planning, and those referred to the Department by a local authority. All fees are VAT inclusive, and are subject to change. Fees shown are currently applicable since June 2007.

Note: Both the Suva and Lautoka City Councils set their own fees for development applications to be assessed by those authorities.

Examination of Building Plans

VALUE OF DEVELOPMENT FEE
Not exceeding $50,000 $22.00 $22.00
$50,000 – $100,000 $76.00 $76.00
$100,000 – $200,000 $113.00 $113.00
$200,000 – $300,000 $151.00 $151.00
$300,000 – $400,000 $189.00 $189.00
$400,000 – $500,000 $227.00 $227.00
$500,000 – $600,000 $265.00 $265.00
$600,000 – $700,000 $302.00 $302.00
$700,000 – $800,000 $340.00 $340.00
$800,000 – $900,000 $378.00 $378.00
$900,000 – $1,000,000 $416.00 $416.00
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $542.00 $542.00
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Exceeding $10,000,000 $4,000.00 $4,000.00

Examination of Outline Application

VALUE OF DEVELOPMENT FEE
Not exceeding $50,000 $11.00 $11.00
$50,000 – $100,000 $38.00 $38.00
$100,000 – $200,000 $57.00 $57.00
$200,000 – $300,000 $76.00 $76.00
$300,000 – $400,000 $95.00 $95.00
$400,000 – $500,000 $113.00 $113.00
$500,000 – $600,000 $132.00 $132.00
$600,000 – $700,000 $151.00 $151.00
$700,000 – $800,000 $170.00 $170.00
$800,000 – $900,000 $189.00 $189.00
$900,000 – $1,000,000 $208.00 $208.00
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $271.00 $271.00
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Exceeding $10,000,000 $2,000.00 $2,000.00

Renewal of Development Permission Fee $15.00

General Fees & Charges

Conditional Development fee of $76.00 for any application of development that is considered ‘conditional development’ under the General Provisions of the Town Planning Act or of any approved Town Planning Scheme.

Relaxation of Provisions fee of $189.00 for any application seeking a major relaxation or dispensation under Provision 7 of an approved General Provisions.

Building (Development) Plan Search Fee $15.00

Subdivision Application Fees & Charges

The fee schedule for subdivision applications is based on the scale of  the subdivision proposed. Subdivision application fees are the same, whether an application is made under Town Planning Act, Subdivision of Land Act, or the General Order.

Extension of Subdivision Validity

An application to extend the validity of a subdivision approval may be made for a fee of $16.00, provided that development work is already in progress on the site. If no work has commenced, full fees (as listed above) are payable.

Examination of Subdivision Scheme Plan

Basic fee of $103.00 PLUS the following charges based on the size of the subdivision.

NUMBER OF LOTS FEE
Up to 20 lots $8.00 per lot
More than 20 lots $263.00 PLUS $4.00 per lot in excess of 20 lots

Lots for open space reserve, road or public utilities are not included in the lot count above.

Examination of Engineering Plans

Basic fee of $68.00 PLUS the following charges based on the value of work:

VALUE OF WORK FEE
$2000 – $5000 $34.00
$5000- $10,000 $68.00
$10,000 – $15,000 $136.00
$15,000 – $20,000 $170.00
Exceeding $20,000 $170.00 plus $8.00 for every $1000 (or part thereof) in excess of $20,000 value

Rezoning Application Fees & Charges

Fees for consideration of rezoning applications under Town Planning Act depend on the nature of the change proposed.

Consideration of Rezoning

NATURE OF REZONING FEE
Rural (or agricultural) to Residential $95.00
Rural (agricultural) to Commercial $189.00
Rural (agricultural) to Industrial $189.00
Residential to Commercial $189.00
Residential to Industrial $189.00
Commercial to Residential $113.00
Industrial to Residential $113.00
For tourist resort development $378.00
Any other rezoning $75.00

‘Other’ Application Fees & Charges

A fee of $75.00 applies for any application included in a category not elsewhere stated.