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The project logo Noise Ordinance

The project logo Noise Ordinance

The City of Asheville’s proposed noise ordinance aims to protect quality of life for all residents by establishing practical, fair and clear noise criteria and enforcement and mitigation protocols. The proposed ordinance recognizes that most residents, businesses and institutions are conscientious good neighbors who act considerately everyday. The proposed ordinance aims to serve as a practical tool for protecting public peace and enjoyment of public and private space in Asheville as the city continues to grow.

City staff anticipate the following tenatative schedule for noise ordinance finalization (subject to change):

Nov. 18 - Dec. 11, 2020:  Release draft noise ordinance for public comment

Jan. 26, 2021 (est.):          Present final proposed noise ordinance and public comments to the Public Safety Committee

Feb. 9, 2021 (est.):           Present final proposed noise ordinance to City Council

July 1, 2021:                      Proposed effective date for updated noise ordinance and Noise Control program 


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.