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The New York City Noise Code aims to decrease noise from construction sites, motorcycles, "boom cars," air conditioners, nightclubs, refuse collecting vehicle, and other sources.

The code also imposes limits on excessive or unusually loud animal sounds. Dogs may not bark continuously for more than 10 minutes from 7 AM to 10 PM, or continuously for more than 5 minutes from 10 PM to 7 AM. In addition, ice cream vendors cannot play their jingles when stopped on a street.

Learn about the NYC noise code.

You can get health and safety information about noise and how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.


Learn about noise in the workplace and preventing noise-induced hearing loss.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

If you perform certain activities or use certain equipment at a construction site, you need to follow a noise mitigation plan to reduce the amount of noise from the site.

Learn about construction noise mitigation plans.

Mini-bikes, dirt bikes, go-carts, and golf carts cannot be registered as vehicles in New York State and may not operate on sidewalks, streets, or highways.

If you know where an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), or an unregistered dirt bike is being stored in the City, you can provide a tip through the Crime Stoppers Hotline.

  • Agency: New York City Police Department
  • Division: Crime Stoppers Hotline
  • Phone Number: (800) 577-TIPS
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

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