Construction Hours & Noise

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6.08.045 Disturbances by Construction Noises

  • It is a nuisance and it is unlawful, for any person to be engaged or employed, or for any person to cause any other person to be engaged or employed, in any work of construction, erection, alteration, repair, addition to, or improvement to realty, except between the hours set forth as follows, if the noise or other sound produced by the work is of such intensity or quality that it disturbs the peace and quiet of any other person of normal sensitivity. The permitted hours for such work are as follows:

    October 1st through April 30th:
    Monday – Friday: 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
    Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday: None
    Government Code Holidays: None

    May 1st through September 30th:
    Monday – Friday: 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    Saturday: 8:00 A.m. to 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday: None
    Government Code Holidays: None
  • No person doing or causing work prohibited by Subsection A of this section, after being informed orally or in writing that the work has caused noise or sounds which disturb any other person’s peace and quiet, shall fail, refuse or neglect to take whatever steps or use whatever means are necessary to assure that the work does not again disturb the other person’s peace and quiet.


  • Emergency repair of existing installations or equipment or appliances;
  • Construction work complying with the terms of a written early work permit which may be issued by the City Manager or his designee, upon a showing of sufficient need due to hot or inclement weather, or the use of an unusually long process material, or other circumstances of unusual and compelling nature. (Ord. 18 §1, 1982)