I have a noise complaint. What can I do?
Question & AnswerI have a noise complaint. What can I do?
2. Decide if the noise is too much
If you have a problem with noise here are some things to think about:
The level of noise
Think about whether the noise is “too much”. For example, a loud dinner party that ends by 11 p.m. is probably not something to complain about. But a loud party that goes late into the night could be.
Make notes about the time of the noise and how long it lasts. This will help if you make a complaint about the problem to the city. Include details about things like:
- who made the noise
- when the noise happened
- how often you heard the noise
- how loud the noise was
- what the noise sounded like
- where the noise came from
- how the noise affected you
If you’re able to make a recording of the noise or take pictures of the person making the noise safely, this can also be useful.