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The New York City Noise Code defines limits on ambient noise levels throughout the city.

The code aims to reduce noise from many sources of noise, including but not limited to:

  • Air conditioners and ventilation equipment
  • Bars, clubs, restaurants, and other businesses
  • Construction
  • Dogs and other animals
  • Garbage trucks and other vehicles

Download the Summary of the New York City Noise Code.

Download the full New York City Noise Code.

Learn about the NYC noise code.

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.

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