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. Find out if you need a permit and how to apply.

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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. Council sometimes requires permits for these and other areas. Find out when you require a permit and how to apply.

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.

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Complaints and fines

There are regulations and restrictions around noise, light, stormwater run-off, graffiti, air and water pollution and other nuisance and environmental issues. Find out whether you can make a complaint to Council about an issue. Get information about Council's complaint process.

 

Local laws

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