Noise

Number(s)
81-142

The Noise by-law prohibits and regulates certain types of noise within the Township of King. The by-law includes both general restrictions on certain types of noise as well as time-based restrictions for certain activities.

Common noise complaints include:

  • Excessive amplification of music or sound
  • Construction activity after 7:00 PM in a Quiet Zone/9:00 PM in a Residential Area and/or on Sundays

Ontario Regulation 131/20 - in effect until October 7th, 2021.

This regulation that is made under the Municipal Act temporarily allows noise from construction activity related to the healthcare sector may take place at any time of the day or night. Construction related noise is also temporarily allowed to take place between the hours of 6:00am to 10:00pm.

If you intend to perform construction not related to the healthcare sector please contact the Clerks Division by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at clerks@king.ca to see if you need a noise exemption.

For more information on whether you need to obtain a noise exemption permit for construction or for a special event (i.e. wedding, birthday party, etc.), refer to the noise exemption page

If you would like to report a noise infraction now, please complete the form and email it to by-law@king.ca.

 Under an amendment to the Municipal Act made on September 19th, 2020, municipal governments' noise by-laws cannot regulate noise related to the delivery of goods to the following destinations:

  • retail business establishments;
  • restaurants, including cafes and bars;
  • hotels and motels; and
  • goods distribution facilities.
     

Contact(s):

By-law Hotline - By-law Enforcement Division
Department: By-law Hotline
by-law@king.ca