Noise Control

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 Bylaws

The Electoral Area Noise Regulation and Prohbition Bylaws 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.

Application Form:

To complete an application, please fill out the Noise Bylaw Temporary Exemption Permit Application Form.

Applications are to be submitted by email to enforcement@rdos.bc.ca

Fees:

The fee for a Temporary Exemption Permit is $75.00.

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".

(NOTE: it is being proposed to increase the fee for a Temporary Exemption Permit to $300.00 under Draft Noise Regulation and Prohibition Bylaw No. 2931) 

Current Temporary Noise Exemption Permits

Project No.ProponentAddressSummaryPermit Expiry
TBD        

Noise Regulation and Prohibition Bylaw Review - Current Status

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.  It is anticipated that this project will be completed in early 2021.

Draft DocumentsAPC ConsiderationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Bylaw:

Bylaw No 2931

(version - 2021-07-22)

 

Electoral Area "C":

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (No quorum)

 

Electoral Area "D"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-09-14)

 

Electoral Area "E"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-08-09)

 

Electoral Area "F"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-08-23)

 

Electoral Area "H"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-08-17)

 

Electoral Area "I"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-08-18)

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report

Draft Bylaw No. 2931

PowerPoint Presentation

Minutes (2021-07-22)

 

Administrative Report

Draft Bylaw No. 2931

Draft Amendment Bylaw 2507.14, 2021

PowerPoint Presentation

Minutes (2021-12-16)

 

Bylaw Adoption:

Administrative Report

Bylaw 2931, 2021

Amendment Bylaw 2507.14, 2021

Minutes (TBD)