General nuisance complaints

The Local Government Act, 1993 lists a number of orders covering a variety of general nuisances. Environmental Health Officers regularly undertake inspections and serve notices dealing with such issues as accumulated rubbish, overgrown vegetation and unsightly articles to name a few.

A Council Environmental Health Officer will inspect the property to determine if the conditions pose a threat to public health and safety.

If it is determined that the property is unhealthy, correspondence will be sent to the owner and/or occupier of the property requiring action to be taken to rectify the situation. Most cases are resolved amicably at this stage of action.

However, if works are not undertaken, Council will take action under Section 124 of the Local Government Act, 1993, which may result in legal action being instituted for non-compliance.