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Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Premises Where Drugs Used Unlawfully

      1. Section 1: Closure Notice

      2. Section 2: Closure Order

      3. Section 3: Closure order: enforcement

      4. Section 4: Closure of premises: offences

      5. Section 5: Extension and discharge of closure order

      6. Section 6: Appeals

      7. Section 7: Access to other premises

      8. Section 8: Reimbursement of costs

      9. Section 9: Exemption from liability for certain damages

      10. Section 10: Compensation

    2. Part 2: Housing

      1. Section 12: Anti-social behaviour: landlords’ policies and procedures

      2. Section 13: Injunctions against anti-social behaviour on application of certain social landlords

      3. Section 14 : Security of tenure: anti-social behaviour

      4. Section 15: Demoted assured shorthold tenancies

      5. Section 16: Proceedings for possession: anti-social behaviour

      6. Section 17: Devolution: Wales

    3. Part 3: Parental Responsibilities

      1. Section 18: Parenting Orders under the 1998 Act

      2. Section 19: Parenting contracts in cases of exclusion from school or truancy

      3. Section 20: Parenting orders in cases of exclusion from school

      4. Section 21: Parenting orders: supplemental

      5. Section 22: Parenting orders: appeals

      6. Section 23: Penalty notices for parents in cases of truancy

      7. Section 25: Parenting contracts in respect of criminal conduct and anti-social behaviour

      8. Sections 26 – 29: Parenting orders in respect of criminal conduct and anti-social behaviour

    4. Part 4: Dispersal of Groups Etc.

      1. Section 30: Dispersal of groups and removal of person under 16 to their place of residence

      2. Section 31: Authorisations: supplemental

      3. Section 32: Powers under section 30: supplemental

      4. Section 33: Powers of community support officers

      5. Section 34:Code of practice

      6. Section 35: Authorisations by British Transport Police

    5. Part 5: Firearms

      1. Section 37: Possession of air weapon or imitation firearm in public place

      2. Section 38: Air weapons: age limits

      3. Section 39: Prohibition of certain types of weapon

    6. Part 6: the Environment

      1. Noise

        1. Sections 40: Closure of noisy premises

        2. Sections 41: Closure of noisy premises: supplemental

        3. Section 42: Dealing with noise at night

      2. Penalty Notices for graffiti and fly-posting

        1. Section 43: Penalty notices for graffiti or fly-posting

        2. Section 44: Relevant offences

        3. Section 45: Penalty receipts

        4. Section 46: Powers of police civilians

        5. Section 47: Interpretation

      3. Removal of graffiti

        1. Section 48: Graffiti removal notices

        2. Section 49: Recovery of expenditure

        3. Section 50: Guidance

        4. Section 51: Appeals

        5. Section 52: Exemption from liability in relation to graffiti removal notices

      4. Advertisements

        1. Section 53: Display of advertisements in contravention of regulations

      5. Aerosol Paints

        1. Section 54: Sale of aerosol paint to children

      6. Waste and litter

        1. Section 55: Unlawfully deposited waste

        2. Section 56: Extension of litter authority powers to take remedial action

    7. Part 7: Public Order and Trespass

      1. Section 57: Public assemblies

      2. Section 58: Raves

      3. Section 59: Aggravated trespass

      4. Section 60: Power to remove trespassers: alternative site available

      5. Section 61: Failure to comply with direction: offences

      6. Section 62: Failure to comply with direction: seizure

      7. Section 63 and 64: Common land: modifications and interpretation

    8. Part 8: High Hedges

      1. Section 65: Complaints to which this Part applies

      2. Section 66: High Hedges

      3. Section 67: Domestic Property

      4. Complaints procedure

        1. Section 68: Procedure for dealing with complaints

        2. Section 69: Remedial Notices

        3. Section 70: Withdrawal or relaxation of requirements of remedial notices

      5. Appeals

        1. Section 71: Appeals against remedial notices and other decisions of relevant authorities

        2. Section 72: Appeals procedure

        3. Section 73: Determination or withdrawal of appeals

      6. Powers of entry

        1. Section 74: Powers of entry for the purpose of complaints or appeals

      7. Enforcement powers

        1. Section 75: Offences

        2. Section 76: Power to require occupier to permit action to be taken by owner

        3. Section 77: Action by relevant authority

        4. Section 78: Offences committed by bodies corporate

      8. Supplementary

        1. Section 79: Service of documents

        2. Section 80: Documents in electronic form

        3. Section 81: Power to make further provision about documents in electronic form

        4. Section 83: Power to amend sections 65 and 66

        5. Section 84: Crown application

    9. Part 9: Sanctions Etc.

      1. Section 85: Anti-social behaviour orders

      2. Section 86: Certain orders made on conviction of offences

      3. Section 87: Penalty Notices for disorderly behaviour by young persons

      4. Section 88: Curfew orders and supervision orders

      5. Section 89: Extension of powers of community support officers

      6. Section 90: Report by local authority in certain cases where person remanded on bail

      7. Section 91: Proceedings under section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972: power of arrest attached to injunction

    10. Part 10 :General

      1. Section 96: Extent

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1: Demoted Tenancies

    2. Schedule 2: Curfew orders and supervision orders

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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