Public Records Act 2005

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Department of Internal Affairs

Offences and penalties

61 Offences

Every person commits an offence who wilfully or negligently—


damages a public record; or


disposes of or destroys a public record otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of this Act; or


contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this Act or any regulations made under it.