Our Monitoring and Enforcement Team checks compliance with planning permissions granted by the county council.

We investigate alleged breaches of planning control in respect of minerals operations, landfill and waste operations, or the council's own developments.

We follow the Standards and Code of Practice for Development Control Enforcement.

Report a planning breach to our Monitoring and Enforcement Team:

Email: spatialplanning@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01992 556224

We aim to investigate complaints within 10 days, although this can sometimes take longer.


You can also raise a complaint via your County Councillor.

Serious breaches of planning control usually result in immediate action being taken. We try to resolve less serious issues through negotiation. 

If this is unsuccessful, or if the breach continues, formal notices can be issued to secure compliance. 

If the notices are not complied with, the matter can be taken to court and a fine imposed on conviction.