All residents are entitled to a peaceful lifestyle.
Noise By-law 2008-098 regulates noise to minimize most noisy disturbances in your neighbourhood. Details can be found in the noise by-law. An important exception is O.Reg. 131/20, which permits construction noise between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. This regulation, under the Municipal Act, overrides the construction noise limitations under the Town of Oakville's noise by-law.
Some examples of noise that are not allowed include persistant dog barking or amplified sound.
There may be times where you want noise to exceed or extend beyond regulations as a part of an event or construction project.
Exemptions to the by-law may be permitted through a noise exemption application process which requires the applicant to submit a noise exemption application (pdf).
The application process requires that a notification be sent to all residents within 120 metres of the location. A mapping tool is available to assist with identifying the addresses by following these easy steps.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Town of Oakville at least 30 days prior to the event or construction project.
Once your application is completed, please send the full package by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email with payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of a complete application by Enforcement Services.
Completed applications with payment by cheque will also continue to be accepted by mail to:
Municipal Enforcement Services
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Register a complaint with ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.
Please be prepared to provide a brief description of your concern including the address of concern, business name (if applicable), and your contact information including your name, address and telephone number or email address.
Noise from construction is permitted from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. under O.Reg. 131/20 of the Municipal Act.
Yes, however, stereo/music noise clearly audible from a neighbouring property is not permitted from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. (9 a.m. on Sundays). At all other times noise exceeding 45 decibels (dBA) measured inside of another home may be a violation of the noise by-law.
Persistent noise from a barking dog is prohibited at all times. Please see our Nuisance Noise page for more information.
Disturbances resulting from fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing, loud parties and use of rude language should be directed to Halton Regional Police Services at 905-825-4747.
For more information, or to file a noise or nuisance complaint, contact ServiceOakville:
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.