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Noise Code


City Environmental Protection, Department of

The goal of the Noise Code is to manage noise so that commercial, cultural, and manufacturing activities may continue at volumes that are less intrusive to residents. The Noise Code establishes policies and standards, and sets forth rules for enforcing noise regulations in New York City as described in Local Law 113.

Businesses in the construction industry, commercial, cultural, and manufacturing establishments producing plainly audible sound above the sound of the immediate vicinity should become familiar with the Noise Code. Business owners should examine the links below and determine whether their businesses should comply with the described regulations.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Bureau of Environmental Compliance

59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor

Flushing NY 11373

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Noise Code

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