- Consider your neighbours
- Keep the noise at a reasonable level
- Tone the noise down at a reasonable hour
- Don't let your entertainment be at the expense of
Under the Resource Management Act 1991, Environmental Health
Officers are also appointed as Noise Control Officers. This also
contains provisions for the control of all noise in the urban
The Council is empowered under this act to control the effects
of excessive noise and to appoint Noise Control Officers to carry
out these duties accordingly.
The Act is designed to protect people from excessive or
unnecessary noise. This generally relates to musical instruments
and stereos, electrical appliances, power machines, and people or a
group of persons.
The Act provides for one or more of the following actions to be
- Seizure of equipment
- The imposing of fines
- Disposal of equipment
Specific noise control regulations are included in the District
Plan which sets maximum noise levels for different zones such
as residential, business and industrial.
If you are having problems with noise, Palmerston North City
Council operates a 24 hour noise complaint response service.
All Noise complaints, no matter what time of day or
night, can be phoned through on (06) 356 8199