North Yorkshire Council has a legal duty to investigate complaints of statutory nuisances caused by excessive noise.
We will investigate noise complaints relating to both domestic and commercial premises, including:
- loud music or televisions
- barking dogs
- noise from shouting or raised voices
- noise from pubs, clubs or events
Before reporting an issue to us, you should try to approach the person or business responsible and explain the situation - they may not realise that they are causing you a problem. However, this informal approach may not always work, or you may not feel comfortable in speaking to the person directly.
We cannot investigate anonymous complaints - nuisance law requires us to determine the impact of the noise upon an individual. Anonymous complaints will be noted but not acted upon.