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Enforcement powers

About the enforcement powers that our officers hold

Officer enforcement powers

Local authority Environmental Health Teams have responsibility for taking whatever enforcement action may be necessary, in the public interest, across a range of areas, such as:

  • community safety and neighbourhood nuisance (for example, a noisy neighbour or fly-tipping)
  • environmental quality (for example non compliance with an environmental permit)
  • housing standards (for example, poor living conditions and unlicensed HMO’s)
  • food, health and safety (for example, poor food hygiene and unsafe working practices)
  • licensing (for example, closure of an unlicensed premises)

If we need to visit you during the course of carrying out our duties, you have the right to check the enforcement powers we hold.

You can inspect this information by following the link below:

View council officer enforcement powers