Road construction

Noise from construction

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.

Review details on City construction crews and noise

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.

Noise Control By-law

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

Noise by-law 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.