Noise By-law Enforcement

Overview

The City of St. Catharines has a noise by-law to address issues such as persistent noise created by construction, combustible motors, barking, whining or calling domestic animals and music and yelling.

Process

Noise complaints are referred to Legal Services, which deals directly with each complaint as it is received. The person(s) creating the disturbance is formally contacted by written notice and may be subject to prosecution in the event of continuing non-compliance.

Complaints may also be made to the Niagara Regional Police Service to be dealt with appropriately.

Penalty

In the event of a prosecution, a conviction for this type of offence can result in a fine of up to $5,000.

A ticket issued by a Niagara Regional Police Officer can result in a fine of $365.

By-law(s)

View the Noise By-law.
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