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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Enjoy but observe reasonable levels of noise at your property!

Roofing Contractors Making Noise

Generally, permissible noise levels and certain activities are restricted over nighttime hours. Electronic sound systems, loud dogs, and parties should be reported to 911. Courtesy should always be taken to avoid annoying and unnecessary noise emissions.

All properties should observe noise standards that are established by city ordinance during both daytime and nighttime hours.  In residential neighborhoods, as well as in institutional districts, however, permissible noise levels drop significantly over nighttime hours, which are between 10 pm and 7 am.  Permissible noise levels are increased during daytime hours, but courtesy should always be taken to avoid annoying and unnecessary noise emissions.

The following activities are prohibited during night time hours between 10 pm and 6 am:           

  1. Operation of tools and domestic maintenance equipment powered by external air compressors or internal combustion engines excluding snow removal and street-sweeping equipment. 
  2. Repair and servicing of vehicles or other equipment where the noise from that activity is audible beyond the property lines on which the repair or servicing is being conducted, and
  3. Construction, remodeling, repair or maintenance of structures.

To report concerns regarding electronic sound systems, noisy dogs, vehicles, or parties please call 911. With any other questions or concerns on noise regulations in Apple Valley please contact Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2570; or by email at codeenforce@ci.apple-valley.mn.us.

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