If noise is bothering you, you can call our noise control line any time, day or night. Phone: 06 356 8199.
Call us to make a complaint about noise from:
If the noise control officer finds that the noise is excessive, they’ll issue an excessive noise direction notice. The notice states the noise must be reduced to a reasonable level. It applies for up to 72 hours from the time it’s issued.
If excessive noise starts up again within the 72 hours, our officers can seize equipment. They can also issue instant fines.
For any activity or event that has the potential to make loud noise:
The Resource Management Act 1991 empowers Council to intervene if noise is excessive. This means noise that unreasonably interferes with your peace, comfort and convenience.
We work under guidelines for various zones contained in the District Plan. What’s acceptable in the city centre and industrial zones may not be allowed in the suburbs.
Noise control officers can seize equipment, impose fines and dispose of equipment.
Noise control guidelines(PDF, 169KB)