Noise Bylaws

For more information:

SLRD Planning & Development Department
Telephone: (604) 894-6371
Toll-free: 1-800-298-7753
Email: planning@slrd.bc.ca

Noise Bylaws are in place in SLRD Electoral Areas B, C and D. The bylaws regulate noise which unduly disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or of reasonable persons at or near the source of such noise or sound. In addition, the following specific prohibitions apply:

Electoral Area B Noise Bylaw No. 1496-2016

Specific ProhibitionMon - SatSun & Stats
Any amplified music or singing or speech or sounds made by instrument, radio, stereophonic equipment or other device which is audible outside the premises on the real property from where the music or speech originates which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 9:00am or

After 10:00pm

Before 9:00am or

After 10:00pm

Any construction noise or vibration, which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 7:00am or

After 10:00pm

Before 9:00am or

After 9:00pm

Electoral Area C Noise Bylaw No. 1438-2015

Specfic ProhibitionMon - SatSun & Stats
Any amplified music or singing or speech or sounds made by instrument, radio, stereophonic equipment or other device which is audible outside the premises on the real property from where the music or speech originates which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 7:00am or

After 11:00pm

Before 9:00am or

After 11:00pm

Any construction noise or vibration, which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 7:00am or

After 8:00pm

Before 10:00am or

After 4:00pm

Electoral Area D Noise Bylaw No. 1590-2018

Specific ProhibitionMon - SatSun & Stats

Any amplified music or singing or speech or sounds made by instrument, radio, stereophonic equipment or other device which is audible outside the premises on the real property from where the music or speech originates which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 8:00am or

After 10:00pm

Before 8:00am or

After 10:00pm

Any construction noise or vibration, which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public outside of the following hours, unless written approval is obtained from an Authorized Person.

Before 7:00am or

After 8:00pm

Before 10:00am or

After 4:00pm

To create a consistent approach, each SLRD Noise Bylaw is aligned with existing municipal noise regulation bylaws, to the extent possible.

Note: the definition of noise includes motorized equipment such as lawnmowers, generators, snow blowers, motorboats, jet skis, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, or similar devices as well as any calls barks, cries or other noises made by an animal which are audible outside the property where the animal is kept, for a period in excess of 10 minutes. Noise that is unreasonably loud or excessive is prohibited at all times. Enforcement is on a complaint basis, and complaints may be made to both the SLRD and RCMP. (Learn more about the SLRD's Bylaw Enforcement process, including how to make an official complaint). 

Noise Bylaw Frequently Asked Questions