Noise control


How do I know if noise is excessive?

Excessive noise is any noise that is under human control and unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort and convenience of any person.

This is defined under Section 326 of the Resource Management Act.

Examples of excessive noise include:

  • a loud party
  • stereo
  • band practices
  • loud alarm or machinery.

There are no set times of day or decibel levels for excessive noise.

See construction and maintenance noise if you're concerned about noisy construction.

When you make a noise complaint, we send a noise control officer to visit the site, investigate and determine if noise is excessive. 

Call us on 09 301 0101 while the noise is happening.

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