Road construction

Noise from construction

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.

The Noise Control Bylaw specifies the hours and days when you can make construction-related noise. 

What is construction?

Construction means any work involving:

  • Putting up, maintaining, altering, moving, and taking down a building
  • Clearing, excavating, and grading land
  • Laying pipes and conduits
  • Building a street
  • Bringing, changing, and removing materials and equipment

What is a holiday?

Holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • BC Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Noise Control Bylaw

Regulates noise: construction, garbage/recycling trucks, carpet cleaning trucks, leaf blowers, animals, people, and more.

Noise bylaw exception permit

A noise bylaw exception permit allows construction outside of the specified hours. Download the form, view the bylaw, find the fees, and more.