Under the Local Government Act, Brisbane City Council has the authority to make and enforce local laws. Council is also responsible for enforcing some state government legislated laws.
Enforcement actions depend on the degree of non-compliance.
Sometimes Council will take prosecution action. This is guided by the principles outlined in Council’s Prosecution Policy.
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Council officers are responsible for enforcing local laws including:
If you break a local law you may have to pay a fine. You can pay your fines online.
Officers are also responsible for enforcing both state legislation and local laws covering areas including:
According to some laws, certain individual or business activities require a permit or licence.
A full list of Council's local laws is available from the Local Laws Database - Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience.
Visit Council to get copies of local laws. Fees are $0.85 a page or $0.95 for a double page.