Part 5 (Noise Control) of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law will regulate noise nuisance activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I call about a loud party or music at a house or people related noise?
- Contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6222
My neighbour’s air conditioner or furnace is really loud. Can anything be done about that?
- Contact Community By-law Enforcement Services at 311 to register a complaint.
What are the noise levels for air conditioners or air moving units?
- Air conditioners, fans or air moving equipment cannot produce a noise level above 55 dBA between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.; and 50 dBA between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (measured from point of reception).
How do I get a Noise Permit?
- You can apply for a Noise Permit through the Winnipeg Police Service.
What noises are exempt?
- emergency sirens and signals used during an emergency by an ambulance, fire vehicle or police vehicle
- sound produced in the course of constructing, maintaining, rehabilitating or otherwise working on a street or property owned by the City of Winnipeg
- military bands or parades or other parades operating under a permit issued under the Traffic By-law or a successor by-law
- activities normally associated with:
- places of religious worship, religious retreat and religious instruction that qualify for a partial exemption from real property taxation under clause 22 (1)(i) of The Municipal Assessment Act
- (ii) public schools, as that term is used in The Public Schools Act, and private schools, as that term is used in The Education Administration Act; including worship services, children’s play and school-sponsored activities on school yards, and the ringing of church or school bells.
- sound producing devices used during the month of December for the rendering of Christmas carols
- aircraft and railway rolling stock
- an activity, work or undertaking performed by or through the City in respect of public services, facilities or installations
- an activity for which a permit has been issued by the designated employee
What noises are prohibited under the Neighbourhood Liveabilty By-law?
- The Liveability By-Law requires that a person must not make or continue, or cause to be made or continued, or own or harbour an animal that makes an unreasonably loud, unnecessary or excessive noise or sound.
- Certain activities that cause excessive noise within 150 meters of a residential property are restricted before 7:00 am. and after 9:00pm. Monday to Friday and 9:00am. and after 9:00pm. Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.
Excessive noise activities may include:
- Power Saw
- Power Garden Tools
- Heavy construction equipment or tools
- Testing of motor vehicles
- Powered model vehicles
- Snow Blower
- Lawn Mower
- For complaints related to these types of noise issues please contact the City of Winnipeg at 311.
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Last update: February 1, 2019