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 Enforcement notice appeals

You can appeal to the Development Tribunals (Tribunals) about enforcement notices issued under the:

Timeframes

If you want to appeal an enforcement notice, in most cases you must lodge your appeal within 20 business days of receiving the notice.

However, you have only 5 business days (from the day you receive the notice) to lodge your appeal if you receive an enforcement notice for a:

  • dangerous building or structure under the Building Act 1975
  • plumbing, drainage or an on-site sewerage facility that is dangerous, constitutes a health risk or is discharging incorrectly under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.

Find out how to appeal.

Reasons for enforcement notices

Building enforcement notices

Building enforcement notices may be issued under the Building Act 1975 if a local government believes a building or structure is dangerous, falling down, unfit for use or occupation, filthy, infected with disease or vermin, or has been built without local government approval. They may also be given to someone under the Planning Act 2016 who commits a development offence by breaching a development approval.

Plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage enforcement notices

Plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage enforcement notices may be issued under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 if a local government believes plumbing, drainage or an on-site sewerage facility is dangerous, defective, inadequate for the site, does not comply with the Act, or has been installed without local government approval.



Last updated 02 July 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

More information

For more information, contact the Registrar, Development Tribunals:



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