Laws and permits

Brisbane City Council administers and enforces regulations for various issues and activities in Brisbane. These include dog registration, parking, infringements, vegetation, fences and health and safety.

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Laws and permits for residents

Council administers and enforces regulations around keeping of animals, noise, pollution, vegetation, fences and health and safety.

Laws and permits for businesses

If you run a business, you may need to apply for licences and permits from Council. You may also need planning and building approval to start or expand your business.

Complaints and fines

Find out about noise, air, water, light and pollution complaints, and graffiti and other nuisance issues, and if you can make a complaint to Council. You can also find information on fines issued by Council.

Local laws

Council can make and enforce local laws. Find information about local laws, view the local laws register and information on specific local laws for public land, advertisements, footpath dining and healthy, safety and amenity.

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