Domestic Noise

Domestic noise can include:-

  • DIY
  • Parties
  • Amplified Music
  • Playing of a Musical Instrument.


Some noise, however upsetting, cannot be classified as a Statutory Nuisance such as  children playing and reasonable levels of household noise.

There are no legal "permitted" noise levels or times when noise would be a nuisance, and it will usually be up to a council officer to decide whether noise levels are reasonable or are causing a nuisance.


Depending on where you live you may need to be more conscious of the noise you make, eg. If you live in a flat, you will need to be quieter than if you lived in a detached house. You will also need to be aware that if you live in a flat you will hear some noise from your neighbours.


Remember though, no-one is entitled to silence, it’s all about what’s reasonable; whether you are making the noise of having to listen to it.

Public Protection Team (lines open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 55 50
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