COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: construction
April 18, 2020: Construction is an essential service.
- There are no restrictions or orders about City or private construction activities.
- Our Noise By-law has not been changed.
Construction is a necessary—but often noisy—part of a growing and vibrant Vancouver.
Construction can take place at any time, so long as the noise does not affect others. Noisy construction activities that disturb others are only permitted during specific hours and days.
The Noise Control By-law defines when you can make construction-related noise.
Regulates noise: construction, garbage/recycling trucks, carpet cleaning trucks, leaf blowers, animals, people, and more.
A noise bylaw exception permit allows construction outside of the specified hours. Download the form, view the bylaw, find the fees, and more.