What is the purpose of this ordinance?
Authority for noise abatement and control is with the local government. Many areas have adopted local noise ordinances. For areas without a local noise ordinance, State noise regulations, Chapter 173-60 WAC
, set maximum intruding sound level limits statewide for three different land uses for both day and night: industrial, commercial and residential. For more information about noise ordinances that apply in your area, contact your local city hall or county commissioners office.
Who issues this ordinance?
Local Government - City or County
What activities require this ordinance?
Local governments set maximum intruding sound level limits or adopt statewide statute.
Notes / Comments:
A noise web page and two frequently asked questions documents, one for citizens and one for local governments are currently available at the Noise Pollution Frequently Asked Questions link below.