Everyday noise from people, stereos, and more

People at a party

City noise can sometimes be too much: really loud late night parties, or even kids just being kids.

The Noise Control Bylaw tries to balance most activities in a way that respects everyone's right to relative comfort, within reason.

The bylaw covers noise from:  But not from:
  • Carpet-cleaning equipment within vehicles
  • Lawn mowers and weed eaters
  • Parties
  • Music stereos, TVs, radios, and instruments
  • People shouting
  • Pressure washers
  • Children playing
  • Church bells 
  • Heavy walking
  • People moving furniture
  • Slamming doors
  • Wind chimes

Read the bylaw

Noise Control Bylaw

Regulates noise or sound within the City of Vancouver.

Have a noise concern?

Report noise issues online

Get help after hours

If the City helps with your noise issue and today is a:

  • Weekday after 4:30pm
  • Weekend anytime
  • Holiday anytime

then contact the Vancouver Police Department at their non-emergency number. The Police assist with noise concerns, when resources are available.

Vancouver Police