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Noise Control

The Noise By-law provides standards for noise and regulates when specific types of noises are prohibited. “Noise” is any unwanted sound that is clearly audible and of such a volume that it would be likely to disturb the inhabitants of the municipality, such as:

  • Construction noise
  • Electronic or musical noise
  • Fireworks
  • Persistent barking of a dog 
  • Noise from any domestic pet or animal kept for commercial purposes 
  • Domestic tools, powered or non-powered between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Sundays)

To report a noise occurrence outside of regular office hours, please contact our after-hours answering service at (519) 599-3131 ext. 249 or 1-866-937-0815.

Alternatively, please submit your concern via email to By-law Enforcement or by registering to our Online Service System; emails and online submissions are monitored outside of regular office hours.

Construction Projects

Regulated hours of construction are weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Noise By-law Relief Requests

From time to time requests for relief from the provisions of the Noise By-law are received and, in some instances, are supportable as they promote charitable, educational, community or other objectives of the Town, or there is an overwhelming need due to weather and/or significant time constraints.  Noise By-law Relief Request Applications must be submitted to By-law Enforcement a minimum of four weeks in advance of the event.



By-law Enforcement
519-599-3131 x249