Noise bylaw exception permit
Construction is a necessary - but often noisy - part of a growing, vibrant city.
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
- Fill in the application form. If approved, the exemption will be good for the dates indicated on your form.
- Mail, fax, email, or bring the application form to the Enquiry Centre at least 5 business days before the date of construction. If your application is submitted less than 5 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.