SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGULATORY ORDINANCES - The Noise Ordinance can be found at American Legal Publishing - Online Library. Or you can view the entire Noise Ordinance HERE.
SEC. 36.401. PURPOSE AND INTENT
SEC. 36.404. SOUND LEVEL LIMITS
SEC. 36.408. HOURS OF OPERATION OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
SEC. 36.409. & 36.410. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
SEC. 36.411. CONTAINERS AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
SEC. 36.416. NOISE FROM OFF-ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
SEC. 36.417. EXEMPTIONS
SEC. 36.421. FALSE STATEMENT
SEC. 36.423. VARIANCES
Per SEC. 36.418. MANNER OF ENFORCEMENT the County Sheriff shall have primary responsibility for the enforcement of SECTIONS 36.405, 36.407, 36.408, 36.412, 36.414 and 36.415. When this chapter requires measurements to enforce these sections, the noise control officer shall assist the Sheriff.
Examples of noise disturbance in the UNINCORPORATED AREAS of San Diego County include :
Construction, Equipment, and Machinery Noise
Engines and Motor Vehicles
Off Road Vehicles
Stereos/Radios/Televisions/Musical Instruments and Similar Devices
Horns and Signaling Devices
The initial response letter to a noise complaint is a warning that may alert a neighbor to a potential problem. Further investigation and other evidence are normally required to determine whether any noise regulations have been violated. NOISE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
This office accepts noise complaints for the UNINCORPORATED AREAS of the County of San Diego, for every type of noise, with the exception of:
For Air Traffic Noise complaints, please call the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Noise Hotline at (310) 725-3638.
For Military Base noise, please find the listing in the blue Government section of your white pages.
Excessive noise can be harmful to the health and welfare of citizens. The County Noise Ordinance defines noise and regulates it by type, land-use zone, and time of day. Events or actions may be prohibited if they cause a noise disturbance.
The links below will give you more information on the complaint process, as well as other information regarding noise control.
HOW TO FILE A NOISE COMPLAINT