Construction Noise

Madison General Ordinance 24.08 does NOT allow the use of any equipment used in construction between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (Monday through Saturday) in such a manner as to unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and quality of life of the neighboring persons of ordinary sensibilities. On Sunday, no person shall operate or permit the operation of any equipment used in construction work before 10:00 a.m. and after 7 p.m. The intent here is to not allow the use of equipment, i.e. hammers, power saws, compressors, pneumatic tools, etc. during the hours when construction noise is regulated. 

If you feel that there is a violation of the ordinance, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Building Inspection Division at (608) 266-4551. We will contact the contractor and remind them of the ordinance. 
  2. If there is a continuation of construction noise, contact Madison Police Department, Non-Emergency Dispatcher, at (608) 266-4275.
Last Updated: 09/29/2015

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