How we help control noise pollution
Did you know that last year the Council's Noise Team received over 6200 complaints about domestic noise issues??
Domestic noise covers a range of noise including loud music, general domestic noise - people walking about, moving things around etc, dog barking, burglar alarms and wood/laminate flooring noise. Noise can affect peoples quality of life and is also a common cause of neighbour disputes.
If you are being disturbed in your home by:
- neighbours playing loud music / TV or having parties;
- neighbours banging or shouting;
- washing machines or DIY work late at night; or
- barking dogs
in partnership with Police Scotland we provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week response service, to take action against noisy neighbours.
Contact the Police Force Control Centre on 101 when the noise is happening. An officer will visit your property, and if the noise breaches legally permitted levels, immediate action will be taken.
If you would like further information about this service you can contact us on 0131 529 3030 during normal business hours.
If someone's life or health is in danger call 999.
Download our leaflet for tips on how to avoid causing noise problems for your neighbours while remaining free to live normally in your home.