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 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week.


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. Please allow for seven to 10 days for processing. Based on council policy, we can approve noise exemptions until 11 p.m.

For large scale events, please send us an email to apply for a noise exemption through the director of bylaw enforcement.


Approved exemptions

Open the accordions below to find information about approved noise exemptions.

900 King Street West - April 2024

Melloul-Blamey Construction, for their large slab pours beginning at 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Dates as follows:

  • April 1, 2
  • April 5, 8, 9
  • April 12,15
  • April 19, 22
  • April 26, 29