Noise bylaw exception permit

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Most construction activities can take place at any time. However, noisy construction activities can only take place during specific times, under the Noise Control Bylaw.

If you need to do noisy construction activities outside of the allowed times, you will need to get a noise bylaw exception permit. 

The times are:

Day Private property City streets, lanes, and boulevards
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 8:00pm 7:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm 7:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday No construction-related noise permitted 10:00am to 8:00pm
Holidays No construction-related noise permitted 10:00am to 8:00pm

The City is here to help

For specific information about your situation, contact Noise Control directly. Our staff will help you determine whether a permit is needed, and help navigate you through the process, so you can speak to your contractor with confidence.

Process and timeline

Apply for the permit

  1. Fill in the application form. If approved, the exemption will be good for the dates indicated on your form.
  2. Mail, fax, email, or bring the application form to the Licence Office at least five business days before the date of construction. The Licence Office is located at 2675 Yukon Street, East Wing, 2nd Floor.
    • If your application is submitted less than five days before the date of construction, your application fee will be higher.

Extend your permit

If you have an exemption and need to extend it, you must submit a new application form and fee.

Download the application form


Item Fee
Permit applied for at least five business days before it is needed $148.00
Permit applied for less than five business days before it is needed $296.00

You pay for the permit when you apply for it. You can pay by cash, cheque, debit, or credit card. The permit fee is non-refundable.

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Last modified: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:33:43