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Sound By-law


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Enforcement of the Sound By-law is split between the City of London and the London Police Service.

 

 

 

Occupant Noise Enhanced Enforcement - Friday & Saturday evenings


City of London Municipal Law Enforcement Officers respond to noise complaints generated by occupants of a premise (i.e. parties, loud music).  This service is available on Friday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to the following Saturday morning until 3:00 a.m., and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to the following Sunday morning until 3:00 am.

To register a complaint where an occupant noise is disturbing you during the time frames stated above you may call 519-930-3517.  Please listen to the message in its entirety, and in accordance with the instructions leave a voice message to initiate a complaint investigation.

If you call the number above before 7:00 p.m., or after 2:30 a.m., and listen to the entire message, the call will automatically transfer to London Police Service.

If at any time the noise of concern is related to a criminal or unlawful activity please report this to London Police Services at 519-661-5670 (automatic call transfer), but in the case of an emergency hang up and call 911.


Other Noise Complaints

Not all noise disturbances are from occupant noise; some other common reasons Municipal Law Enforcement Services would become involved in enforcing the Sound By-law are:

  • frequently barking dogs,
  • noisy mechanical equipment such as an air conditioner or pool pump,
  • construction noise.

If you are being disturbed by a noise listed above or something similar and would like to register a complaint please call 519-661-4660 or email enforcement@london.ca during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri). You can also read the Noise Notes page for more information on this enforcement process and how we may be able to assist you.

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How to Obtain a Temporary Sound Permit

A temporary sound permit application may be made for sound coming from a construction site, a community event, an outdoor patio or live speech. Review the appropriate application below to identify the required documentation and submit the application package to the City of London Licensing office.

Amplified Live Speech Application Form

Amplified Patio Sound Application Form

Construction or Community Event Application Form

 


APPROVED LOCATIONS - Temporary Sound Permit

The following locations have approval for exemption from the Sound By-law for sound resulting from a community event, construction work, or amplied sound coming from an outdoor patio.

Address Date Range Date Time
515 Richmond Street January 10, 2019 - July 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

6:00am-10:00pm +/-

Special conditions for this Temporary Sound Permit:

  • Pouring and finishing concrete from 6:00am to 10:00pm (+/-) approximately 15 minutes.
  • This licence is only valid during the 6 month period above and for only one day per week.
Address

Date Range

Time
325/345 Sugarcreek Trail  

April 25, 2019 - October 25, 2019

6:00pm -8:00pm +/-

Special conditions for this Temporary Sound Permit:

  • Pouring and finishing concrete from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (+/-) approximately 15 minutes.
  • This licence is only valid during the 6 month period above and for only one day per week.
  • The applicant will advise the City of London in advance of the date of each pour.
Address Date Range Purpose
Highway 401 (Westbound / East of Highbury Ave) 

March 8, 2019- May 1,  2020

Electronic Sign

 

Address Date Range Purpose Time
123 Chesterfield Avenue

May 2, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Community Event 10:00am-1:00pm

Special Conditions for this Temporary Sound Permit:

  • The volume of amplified sound that may be made shall not exceed 90 decibels beyond at least 30m (100 feet) from the source of the amplified sound.
  • The times during which sound may be made shall be limited to the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Address Date Range Purpose Time
125 Sherwood Forest Square

May 24, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Community Event

May 24: 8pm-12am

May 25: 12pm-8pm

Special Conditions for this Temporary Sound Permit:

  • The volume shall not exceed 90 decibels beyond at least 30m (100 feet) from the source of the amplified sound.
  • The volume of amplified sound shall not exceed 70 decibels at the residential point of reception — 555 Lawson Road.
  • The times during which sound shall be made is limited to the hours of 8:00pm to 12:00am on the May 24 and 12:00pm and 8:00pm on May 25.

 

Address Date Range Purpose Time
845 Florence Street

June 14-15, 2019

Community Event 12pm-11pm

Special conditions for this Temporary Sound Permit:

  • The volume of amplified sound shall not exceed 90 decibels beyond at least 30m (100 feet) from the source of the amplified sound.
  • The times during which sound shall be limited to the hours of 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the earliest and to 11:00 p.m. at the latest.

 


Amplified Sound from an Outdoor Patio

*New applications will be processed for the 2019 patio season*

 

Address Date Range Purpose Time

359 Talbot Street

The Bull and Barrel

May 16, 2019- May 16, 2020

Outdoor Patio 11am-midnight

731 Richmond Street

The Pub on Richmond

May 16, 2019- May 16, 2020 Outdoor Patio 11am-midnight

 

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