Local Government Act 2002

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Administration of enforcement functions

177 Appointment of enforcement officer


A local authority may appoint persons to be enforcement officers in the district or region of the local authority in relation to any offence under this Act, including, without limitation,—


offences against bylaws made under this Act:


infringement offences provided for by regulations made under section 259.


A local authority must issue warrants in writing to enforcement officers appointed under this section, specifying—


the responsibilities and powers delegated to them; and


the infringement offences in relation to which they are appointed.


An enforcement officer must produce his or her warrant and evidence of identity whenever reasonably required to do so by any person.


Enforcement officers may exercise the power to seize an object under section 164.