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Code Enforcement - Noise Control

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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 :

Bands

Construction, Equipment, and Machinery Noise

Dog/Animal Noise

Engines and Motor Vehicles

Off Road Vehicles

Stereos/Radios/Televisions/Musical Instruments and Similar Devices

PA System

Horns and Signaling Devices

Burglar Alarms

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.

NOISE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE