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Noise Surveys for Community Noise Ordinance Compliance

Written By:  Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP
April 5, 2020

Noise Surveys for Community Noise Ordinance Compliance

Practically every community in the United States has some noise ordinance to control the level of noise in residential, commercial and industrial areas.  More specifically they set the noise limit at the nearest residential property line nearest the source (factory, garage, motor pool, entertainment center, shopping center, etc.).  Also, set are the times that the noise levels are allowed.  For example, no noise at the nearest residential property line above 65 decibels from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M., and no noise level exceeding 75 decibels from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Some communities have gone one step further and established noise levels allowed at various octave bands instead of sound levels.  For example:


Other communities have established several types of noise limits such as:


The noise control specialists at Atlantic Environmental have the ability to perform the necessary noise surveys and testing using sound level meters or octave band analyzers to determine the compliance with local noise ordinances.  We have been environmental consultants since 1987 and continue to be experts in the noise testing and control industry.  We constantly keep up with the noise ordinance limits and compliance in communities throughout the United States.

We measure noise levels or octave bands to assist you in meeting local noise ordinances.  We can provide a quote for community noise testing at no cost to you.

Contact Atlantic Environmental at 973-366-4660, by e-mail to info@atlenv.com or use our contact form.

Our primary service areas for Noise Surveys for Community Noise Ordinance Compliance are New Jersey NJNew York NY, (New York City)Pennsylvania PAConnecticut CTDelaware DEMassachusetts, (Boston) MARhode Island RIWashington DCWisconsin WIMaryland MDMichigan MIIllinois (Chicago) ILVirginia VAIndiana INGeorgia (Atlanta) GAAlabama ALNorth Carolina NCSouth Carolina SCTennessee TNTexas (Dallas, Ft Worth) TXOklahoma OKDCArkansas AR, Florida FL. We can service most other areas of the U.S. but with some added travel charges.


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