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Auckland Council

Complain about an overgrown section

Overgrown sections are a common complaint year-round, and can have serious implications.

We will get involved with overgrown properties if they present a potential risk to health or safety. This includes:

  • long, dry grass posing a fire hazard
  • overgrowth providing a breeding ground for rats and vermin
  • property providing a breeding ground for flies, mosquitoes or other insects capable of causing or transmitting disease
  • combustible materials that may become a fire hazard.

If you are concerned about a neighbouring property with a potential fire hazard, first try to talk to your neighbour.

If you cannot get the property owner to address the problem. If this does not solve the problem, report the overgrown section to us or call us on 09 301 0101.