Noise can be unwanted sound that interferes with the peace and quiet you enjoy in your own home. Antisocial Behaviour Noise includes:
- Loud music
- DIY noise
- Loud TVs etc
If you have approached your neighbour about noise and they are still causing a problem, in most cases we will ask you to fill out a noise diary to help us investigate.
We may also contact the person you are complaining about to advise them a report has been made and that we may take readings and recordings in the course of our investigation. We do not say who has made the complaint.
If we discover a nuisance in terms of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 then we can serve a Notice on the person responsible to stop, reduce or control the hours when the noise is made. If they fail to meet with the terms then a report may be made to the Procurator Fiscal.
To report a problem you can contact us.
You can call us to report antisocial night noise from Friday to Sunday 8pm to 4am on 0300 1234510 or you can contact Police Scotland on 101.
For each complaint received, we will:
- Assess whether a visit is required and discuss your complaint with you
- Visit the house or flat you are calling about and speak to your neighbour
- We may measure the noise levels in your home to assess the problem
Barking dogs are covered by the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 and you can take your own case to the District Court. It is free and all you need to do is gather evidence (such as statements from other people who have heard the dog barking, recordings etc.) and put your case before a Justice of the Peace.