Limited Exemption for Construction Noise

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No person shall operate or permit the operation of any equipment used in construction work between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day in such a manner as to unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and quality of life of neighboring persons of ordinary sensibilities.

The provisions of this limitation shall not apply to construction machinery when engaged in bona fide, temporary construction work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. of any day or between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day if the Board of Public Works, following a public hearing, approves temporary construction work between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

How to Apply for an Exemption

Applications for a temporary construction exemption shall be made in writing on the form prescribed by law and filed with the City Clerk's Office.

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Filing Fee

$200 is due at the time of application (cash, check payable to City Treasurer or credit card subject to convenience fee).

A notice of such public hearing shall be at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing to all owners of record within 300 feet of the boundaries of the properties on which the construction is to take place, including the Council Member of the district that such work will take place.

Such hour limitations shall not apply to emergencies where immediate action is required. Such construction noise on Saturday and Sunday shall be between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

More Information

For more information, refer to 32-134 (b)(6) of the Municipal Code.


Questions, call the City Clerk's Office at (608) 789-7510.

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