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Auckland Council

Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw 2015

Ture ā-Rohe Tiaki Rawa me te Whakahōhātia noa 2015

The Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw requires private property to be maintained well enough that it doesn't create a nuisance.

What the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw does

The parts of the bylaw related to creating a nuisance on private property cover:

  • litter and pollution
  • contaminated land and refuse landfill
  • maintenance of premises
  • lighting
  • intruder alarm systems
  • damaging or interfering with drains or infrastructure
  • dangerous fences
  • livestock slaughter.

The bylaw also:

  • prevents the active feeding of any bird or animal on private property in a manner that causes or may cause a nuisance
  • protects, promotes and maintains public health and safety by requiring all industrial cooling tower water systems in Auckland to be registered with us - these systems must be regularly tested and maintained to prevent exposure to Legionella bacteria which is often linked to outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease.

Get a copy of the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw