Noise & Sound Abatement
Is there a Noise Bylaw?
Yes, there is a bylaw that addresses the issue of noise -- the Burnaby Noise and Sound Abatement Bylaw (Number 7332) and Consolidated Amendment.
What Types of Noise Complaints are Received and Who Investigates Them?
The Burnaby Engineering Department Environmental Services Officer responds and investigates complaints related to:
- Commercial/industrial noise
- Residential noise
- Construction noise
- Vehicle alarm noise if vehicle is parked within private property
- Any noise which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or persons in the vicinity
The RCMP is to be contacted for:
- Building alarms
- Vehicle alarms after Parking Management/Enforcement hours
- Residential noise (party/stereo/band)
Parking Management/Enforcement is to be contacted for:
- Vehicle alarm noise on roadways
The SPCA is to be contacted for:
- Barking dogs
Parks and Recreation is to be contacted for:
- Park events (concerts, festivals, or other events) at Deer Lake and Swanguard Stadium.
For more information on the noise bylaw and its enforcement, please download Burnaby’s Noise and Sound Abatement Bylaw Brochure.
Who should I call?
Environmental Services Officer
During the day:
Burnaby Engineering Department: 604-294-7460
Monday to Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
After office hours:
Burnaby Dispatch: 604-294-7200
Monday to Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Contact RCMP outside these hours)
Parks and Recreation
Noise Variance Application
To apply for a Noise Variance, download and fill out the Application for Variance of Work Hour Restrictions.
A $100.00 fee will applied to all noise variance applications and a $50.00 fee will be charged on extensions to existing approved noise variance applications.