More than 40 cases of development application non-compliance within the City of Launceston local government area are still on going.
The council processes about 650 DAs each year, with an overwhelming majority approved, general manager Michael Stretton said.
"However, there are times where developers or homeowners breach planning regulations," he said.
The council has received 62 customer service inquiries this year, with six still currently under investigation.
Over the same period, the council escalated 61 issues of non-compliance for enforcement.
A total of 19 of these issues have been resolved, in that they have either now received the necessary permits or the breach has been appropriately remedied.
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When breaches occur the council's compliance team work with the applicant to achieve compliance.
"Under Tasmanian planning laws, there are a range of enforcement measures available to ensure compliance," Mr Stretton said.
"These include infringement notices, enforcement notices, civil enforcement proceedings, fines and court orders."
Mr Stretton said escalating non-compliance issues to this level was always a last resort.
"We do receive public complaints regarding issues of non-compliance, and in those instances our compliance team will conduct an investigation," he said.
Forty-two cases are ongoing, however in many instances, the developer or homeowner is still going through the process of obtaining a permit, such as a retrospective DA, Mr Stretton said.
There have been six infringement notices issued for breaches of the planning laws.
"We find that many instances of non-compliance are simply the result of a misunderstanding regarding our planning laws or permit conditions, both of which can be quite complex," Mr Stretton said.
"Our preference is to educate people so they can achieve compliance, rather than taking a 'big stick' regulatory approach."
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