Noise Control Bylaw

constructionMost of us have had neighbours that produce a lot of noise and are rather unpleasant to live with.  :struggle: Today I was awaken twice: once by my mother’s call, and second time by a loud construction noise from across the street. From the looks of it, it is long from being finished, so I got concerned that would be of a regular occurrence in the next few weeks (I like to sleep, okay?).

So I went ahead and read the Noise Control Bylaw, which was updated less than two weeks ago, on May 15, 2013. TIL that

“Construction on private property must be carried out between 7:30 am and 8 pm on any weekday that is not a holiday, and between 10 am to 8 pm on any Saturday that is not a holiday. Construction is not permitted on Sundays.”

However, there is a Noise Bylaw Exception Permit, which means theoretically, the noise can be carried 24/7. So the next time your moron neighbour starts fixing their sliding garage door at 5.30 am on a Sunday, first make sure they don’t have the above mentioned Exception Permit, and then Call the Noise Complaint Hotline at 3-1-1 or send an email to

Noise Control Bylaw highlights
Exception Permit

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  1. daft punk - May 29, 2013 @ 3:29 AM

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

    • Simple Vancouver - May 29, 2013 @ 3:43 PM

      It’s a slightly customized 2012 theme with some plugins, thanks 🙂

  2. Noisekiller - September 13, 2013 @ 4:20 AM

    Have you ever considered getting your home soundproofed. It can help with that annoying noise pollution !

    • Simple Vancouver - September 13, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

      That’s awesome! But I’m a renter, and it looks like it’s a fairly big investment in the property I don’t own or plan on owning.

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