Noise & Nuisance Issues
All residents are entitled to a peaceful lifestyle.
Noise By-law 2008-098 regulates noise and attempts to minimize noisy disturbances in your neighbourhood, especially during certain time periods. Access the search results for the noise by-law.
Some examples of noise that are not allowed include constant dog barking and loud stereo or musical equipment being played continually.
Other examples of noise:
Noise from construction is generally permitted during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (excluding Sundays and Statutory Holidays). There are situations where times may vary, please refer to Schedule 2 of By-law 2008-098 for details.
Excessive Motorcycle Noise
Under the by-law, motorcycles cannot operate in Oakville if it emits any sound exceeding 92 decibels (dBA) from exhaust at idle.
Noise By-law Exemptions
Exemptions to the noise by-law may be requested by filling out the application for a noise exemption (pdf, 256 kb) and submitting it to the By-law Services section of the Clerk’s department.
Nuisance By-law 2007-143 regulates activities at one property that keeps someone from enjoying themselves on another property. These activities may include:
- creating vibrations
- putting smoke, dust, objectionable odours or other waste into the air
- shining lights directly from one property into another property
Access the search results for the nuisance by-law.
Contact Oakville By-law Services
For more information, or to file a noise or nuisance complaint, contact By-law Services:
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Halton Regional Police
Disturbances resulting from fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing, loud parties and use of rude language should be directed to Halton Regional Police Services.