Noise is part of urban life, but too much noise is disruptive and harmful. How much noise is too much? The District of Sparwood’s Community Standards Bylaw defines how much noise is acceptable, based on:
Please see section 3 of the Bylaw for exemptions regarding District or emergency vehicles, construction hours or infrastructure construction and repair.
Fill out our Online Form or you can contact the Elk Valley Regional RCMP Detachment at 250.425.6233 or the Bylaw Enforcement Officer 250.425.6820 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dial 9-1-1 when it is an urgent police, fire or ambulance matter where someone’s safety is an issue.
Construction is a necessary - but often noisy - part of a growing and vibrant community. Construction can take place at any time, so long as the noise does not affect others. The Community Standards Bylaw restricts construction-related noise between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am daily.
The Community Standards Bylaw does not allow barking dogs, birds or any other animal to unduly (excessively) bother someone at any time of day.
If the problem occurs repeatedly, consider talking to your neighbour about the problem if you are comfortable doing so. If that does not work, submit a complaint about a barking dog to the Animal Control Officer.