Noise

Before you report a noise problem, try to talk to the person responsible. They may not realise they're causing a problem. You can find out more about resolving neighbour disputes on the GOV.UK website.

Times of noise

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 there is no set times for noise, contrary to popular belief. A statutory nuisance can exist at any time of the day, however the effects of noise late at night when most people are sleeping would be given greater weight than the same noise occurring during the day.

Noise we can deal with

  • Neighbours
  • DIY
  • Industrial and commercial premises
  • Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues
  • Refrigerated vehicle, car alarm, machinery or equipment in the street
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Alarms
  • Construction and demolition sites
  • The workplace
  • Animals

Information we need

In order for us to investigate your complaint we will need:

  • your name and address and a daytime telephone number
  • the address (or site) where the noise is coming from
  • the type of noise (such as loud music, barking dog, alarm sounding)
  • when and for how long the noise occurs
  • the way the noise affects you (such as keeps you awake)
  • anything you have done to try and deal with the problem (such as speaking to the person making the noise)

Report a noise problem