Our noise bylaw is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please limit excessive noise and be considerate of your neighbours.

Make a complaint

On this page:

  1. Noise bylaw
  2. Construction noise
  3. Noise complaints
  4. Apply for a noise exemption
  5. Approved exemptions

Noise bylaw

Our noise bylaw is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The bylaw limits excessive noise, including: 

  • yelling 
  • loud music, radio or TV 
  • other unusual noise 

City council may grant events exemption from our noise bylaws. Noise exemptions last until 11 p.m. Check the list of approved noise exemptions.

Read our full noise bylaw.


Construction noise

Construction noise is allowed seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


Noise complaints

To make a noise complaint, call the Waterloo Regional Police Services non-emergency line at 519-570-9777.


Apply for a noise exemption

Apply for an exemption if you’re hosting a small private event like a barbecue, wedding or other party that might have excessive noise.

For large scale events, you must apply for a noise exemption through the director of enforcement.


Approved exemptions

Construction noise

There are currently no approved noise exemptions for construction noise.

Special events

There are currently no approved noise exemptions for special events.