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Authority Having Jurisdiction ("AHJ")

Authority Having Jurisdiction ("AHJ")

An authority having jurisdiction ("AHJ") means a Minister of the Crown, government department, agency, authority, organisation, office or individual that has the authority and is responsible for enforcing the requirements of Legislation, an Order, Code or Standard. An AHJ may also be responsible for enforcing an instruction or approving, an item of equipment, assembly, materials, installation, method or a procedure.

In construction, the AHJ is responsible for ensuring that all construction projects comply with applicable legislation, Codes, Standards and approvals.

Examples of a Authority Having Jurisdiction include;


    In preparing this definition, we have drawn from various sources including Legislation, Codes, Standards and industry information, research and knowledge.  Like the english language, these definitions may subtly change from time to time. As such these definitions are provided solely on the basis that users will be responsible for making their own assessment of the definition and and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.