If you have a question or concern about excessive noise, please call 250-334-4441 or email

Excessive noise disturbs the comfort and enjoyment of nearby residents or even entire neighbourhoods. Sources of excessive noise can include persistent barking, amplified music, and loud vehicle engines.

Sometimes, however, noise is a byproduct of necessary work. In Courtenay:

Construction, demolition, and excavation is permitted between:

  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Power gardening tools and other power tools and machines are permitted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


Prevention of Public Nuisances Bylaw

Learn more about noise and other nuisance and disturbance regulations in the City of Courtenay: