Dispute your building fine
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To dispute a building fine, write to us within 28 days after you get the notice letter.
What you need to dispute a building fine
In your dispute letter you need to state:
- the date of the offence
- the number of the infringement notice
- if the notice sets out more than one offence, how you are dealing with each offence
- your full address for replies
- why you want us to reconsider the offence.
Address your letter to:
Private Bag 92300
Challenge a building fine
You can challenge an infringement through the courts. This is called a defended hearing.
You have the right to request a defended hearing within 56 days of receiving the notice.