** The public comment period has closed. The draft ordinance presented below will be revised in 2021 to reflect received feedback. **
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and community feedback received between Nov./Dec. 2020, city staff have recommend the following next steps:
Delay the ordinance effective date until the COVID-19 public health emergency lifts;
Continue to coordinate in 2021 with ordinance stakeholders, including Asheville Housing Authority residents and administrators, managers of multi-family housing communities, and neighborhood and music industry advocates, to build additional consensus around key ordinance measures;
Move forward with hiring and training the Noise Control administration position as part of the “Reimagining Public Safety” initiative; and
Transition current noise ordinance administration away from APD to Development Services to address present noise concerns under the current ordinance. APD will continue responding to calls for service.
Visit www.ashevillenc.gov/noise for additional updates.
Click the PLAY button to view a video about proposed noise ordinance changes, then click the navigation buttons below to view the proposed ordinance, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), provide feedback and review additional background information.
Draft Noise Ordinance