What is the penalty for building without a building permit?

Anyone who is found to be building without a permit may be issued a Stop Notice and an Enforcement Notice requesting IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF WORKS until the plan is submitted, approved and a permit is issued. Under the TCPA, If individuals fail to obey the notices a fine of up to one million dollars can be imposed and thereafter a fine of $5,000.00 per day if the development continues or imprisonment with hard labour for a term not exceeding twelve months Additional fees are proposed under the New Building Act.