Noise Regulations in BWG
The Town of BWG's
Noise By-law applies to all properties in Bradford West Gwillimbury and prohibits noise that is likely to disturb others at all times, while lesser noise-creating activities are restricted only during specific times of the day.
The most frequent noise complaints relate to:
- construction noise – permitted 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday; prohibited on Sundays and holidays
- loud music – prohibited at all times of day
- barking dogs – prohibited at all times of day
How to Handle Noise Issues
If possible, try speaking to the people responsible for causing the noise first to give them the opportunity to correct the issue. If that does not work, the noise issue can be reported to the Enforcement Division.
To make a complaint about a
short-term noise issue, please call either the Town of BWG Enforcement Division during staffed hours (see Hours of Operation at right), or South Simcoe Police outside of Enforcement hours, at the numbers listed.
To make a complaint regarding
long-term noise issues, please follow this procedure to ensure the Town is able to act upon your complaint.
- File a complaint with the Town of BWG Enforcement Division. Call 905-775-5366 x 1701 and leave a detailed message in order to receive a call back.
- After speaking with an Officer, you will be provided with a Noise Evidence package to record the ongoing noise issue.
- Sufficient completion of the Noise Evidence package will require:
Return the Noise Evidence Package to the Town of BWG Enforcement at the address listed at right.
- Documented noise for a minimum of 5 days (the days do not have to be consecutive);
- Record of date, time, description of noise, and location of noise;
- Signatures at the appropriate place on each sheet.
If the noise continues and a noise evidence package is completed in-full and returned to the Enforcement Division, the investigation will proceed with the possibility of fines and court proceedings. Your name as the complainant is confidential; however, if court action is needed you will be required to attend and testify.