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 during nighttime hours. Daytime Hours as being between the times of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time.

Noise Levels from construction/demolition Cannot Exceed 90dBA. Nighttime hours are between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., local time. Noise levels Cannot Exceed the following:

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

Complaints: For complaints relating to Construction/Demolition Noise Emission, the Police Department has monitoring equipment. Call Lieutenant Brian Brown at 301-600-2135.

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1. How do I get a burning permit?
2. What are the allowable construction hours?
3. Is my contractor licensed to work in the city?
4. How do I get a blasting permit?
5. How do I get permission to place construction dumspter in street right of way?
6. How do I get "No Parking" signs for street?
7. Is there a noise ordinance?
8. Am I allowed to block sidewalk for construction?
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10. Is there a temporary street closure policy?
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