Stationary sources are devices that do not move from place to place.  These types of devices include air conditioners, exhaust systems, fans and generators not used for construction operations. Note: This does not include construction or transportation noise.

Sound levels from stationary sources cannot exceed the sound level limit set in the Bylaw or the limit found in provincial noise pollution control guidelines. Note: This does not apply to sound from a stationary source that is in compliance with a provincial environmental compliance approval.

If you have a concern, consider speaking with those responsible for making the noise to give them an opportunity to correct the issue. If this approach does not work, contact 311 to submit a service.

For more information, visit the Noise webpage.

Stationary sources and residential air conditioners

The Noise Bylaw states that no person shall cause or permit the emission of sound from a stationary source or residential air conditioner that, when measured with a sound level meter at a point of reception, has a sound level (expressed in terms of Leq for a one-hour period) exceeding 50 dB(A) or the applicable sound level limit prescribed in provincial noise pollution control guidelines.

Note: the above does not apply to the emission of sound from a stationary source that is in compliance with a provincial environmental compliance approval.