Please note, before submitting a complaint, the Noise Program does not have the authority to address the following types of noise disturbances:
Animal noises from residences (i.e., barking dogs)- Please contact Multnomah County Animal Services at 503-988-7387.
Chickens/roosters and urban wildlife- Please contact Multnomah County Environmental Health at 503-988-7700 or email@example.com
Aircraft-in-flight (i.e., planes and helicopters)- Please contact the Port of Portland at 503-460-4100.
Train activity regulated by Federal Code- Please contact the Federal Railway Administration at 1-800-724-5998.
Vehicle noise- Please contact the non-emergency police dispatch at 503-823-3333.
Watercraft- Please contact the Harbor Master at 503-241-8283.
Garbage/recycling noise- Please contact the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-7202.
Noise from human voices- Covered under Oregon and Federal Freedom of Speech rights unless voices are so loud as to be considered “disturbing the peace,” in which case, please contact the non-emergency police dispatch at 503-823-3333.
Children at play- The City of Portland’s Noise Office does not regulate children and the various recreational equipment they use such as basketball nets or skateboard ramps.
Daycare operations- We do not regulate daycare operations and the sounds from children at daycare facilities.
Emergency warning devices- Devices used to alert the public of a potential danger such as back up alarms, first response vehicle sirens , garage vehicle exiting warning devices, and similar warning sounds.
If the category of your complaint is not offered on this form, please do not submit a claim as we cannot resolve the issue (see table above for appropriate resource).
Use this form to:
Document a noise complaint about any location within the City of Portland. If you are experiencing a "neighbor to neighbor" issue, please consider problem-solving together with your neighbor before submitting a complaint. If you live in a multi-residential property you will need to contact your property manager to attempt to resolve the issue.
If you are submitting a noise complaint, first you may want to view more information on types of noise that we can and cannot enforce. You may also email the Noise Program if you have questions.