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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Noise Complaints

Types of Noise Covered by the Code

The noise code addresses many aspects of noise, including:

  • amplified sound
  • music
  • construction
  • events and parades
  • animal noises from legal animal facilities

For information on how to file a noise complaint, please call the ONI Noise Control Hotline at (503) 823-7350 or file using the online noise complaint form.

Please note that the Noise Control Office is only open during regular business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are reporting noise currently in progress after 10:00 pm, please contact the Police non-emergency at 503-823-3333. 

Types of Noise Not Covered by the Code

The Noise Office does not have the authority to address the following types of noise:


City Code - Title 18

Intent of code is to control the level of noise in a manner that promotes the use, value, and enjoyment of property, conduct of business, sleep and repose and reduces unnecessary and excessive sound in the environment.

Construction Noise Regulations

This sheet explains City of Portland regulations on construction noise. (Code section 18.10.060)

Noise Complaint Form

File a noise complaint using this online liquor/noise complaint form to document livablity issues arising from undue noise.