What are the allowable construction hours?
The Sound Emission Ordinance (02-9, Section 15-21 of the City Code) identifies: 15-21.2.(b) A person may not cause or permit noise levels emanating from construction or demolition site activities which exceed: (1) Ninety (90) dBA during daytime hours (2) The levels specified in the Allowable Noise Level Table (see below) during nighttime hours. “Daytime Hours” as being between the times of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., local time. Noise Levels from construction/demolition CANNOT EXCEED 90dBA. “Nighttime hours” are between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., local time.

Noise levels CANNOT EXCEED the following:

Industrial Day 75
Industrial Night 75
Commecial Day 67
Commercial Night 62
Residential Day 65
Residential Night 55

COMPLAINTS: For complaints relating to Construction/Demolition Noise Emission, the Police Department has monitoring equipment: Contact: Lt. Brian Brown @ 301-600-2135.

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