Noise complaint

Information about filing a noise complaint.

What to do

See below for times and conditions that certain noises are allowed. To report noise outside of these situations, contact 311

For construction noise

  • Construction or demolition noise is allowed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • An after-hours work permit is required for any work on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Homeowners do not need an after-hours work permit:
    • Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For garbage collection noise

For amplified sound or loud music

  • Outdoor amplified sound that can be heard above conversation from beyond 50 feet likely requires a sound permit at any time.
  • Sound from motor vehicle sound systems or audio systems clearly audible from beyond 50 feet is illegal. To report loud motor vehicles:

For yard or snow maintenance noise

  • Use of power lawnmowers, trimmers, saws, leaf blowers or similar tools is allowed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Use of snowblowers and snowplows is allowed anytime during an official snow emergency or within 24 hours of a snowfall of 1 inch or more.

See Code of Ordinances, Chapter 389 - Noise

Note

If you want to report neighborhood noise, please follow the recommendations above. Unless you’re comfortable doing so, do not approach neighbors with your noise complaints.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

 

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday