Is your neighbour, or a dog, making noise which disturbs the quiet peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or in the vicinity? Are contractors waking you up too early or are they working too late? Check out the bylaw online and see if they are breaking this bylaw. If so, a Bylaw Enforcement Officer is available 24/7 at 250-492-0911.
Noise Control Bylaw
A current version of the the “Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Noise Control Bylaw No. 2931, 2022" can be found at the "Regional Bylaws" webpage under the "Bylaw Enforcement" sub-section: https://www.rdos.bc.ca/regional-government/regional-bylaws/
Noise Bylaw Temporary Exemption Permit
In accordance with the applicable Electoral Area Noise Regulation and Prohibition Bylaws, the Regional District may grant a temporary noise exemption for construction noise and similar activities.
To complete an application, please fill out the Noise Bylaw Temporary Exemption Permit Application Form (link coming soon).
Applications are to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee for a Temporary Exemption Permit is $300.00.
Online payments can be made at the following webpage: https://www.rdos.bc.ca/finance/how-to-make-a-payment/payment-form/
Under "Purpose of Payment" please select "Misc payment" and in the "Comments" section please reference the civic address of the property that the permit is to apply to and that the fee is related to a "Noise Bylaw Temporary Exemption Permit".
Current Temporary Noise Exemption Permits
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Noise Control Bylaw Review (2021-2022)
In 2021, the Regional District commenced a reiew of the Electoral Area Noise Regulation and Prohibition Bylaws with an objective of consolidating these into a new single, new bylaw.
As part of this process, it directed that the Electoral Area "H" Noise Control Establishment Bylaw No. 2627, 2013, and Noise Regulation and Prohibition Bylaw No. 2628, 2013, be repealed and not replaced.
The new Noise Control Bylaw No. 2931, 2022, was adopted by the Regional District Board at its meeting of October 6, 2022:
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(version - 2022-09-01)
(version - 2022-06-02)
(version - 2021-07-22)
Electoral Area "C":
Minutes (No quorum)
Electoral Area "D"
Electoral Area "E"
Electoral Area "F"
Electoral Area "H"
Electoral Area "I"
Planning & Development Committee:
PowerPoint (Not Presented)
1st, 2nd & 3rd reading:
Administrative Report (Bylaw No. 2931)