Apply for a Noise Extension Bylaw Permit for the extension of noise when constructing, altering or demolishing any building or structure

You need a Noise Extension Bylaw Permit in Surrey for constructing, erecting, reconstructing, altering, repairing or demolishing any building, structure or thing or excavating or filling in land which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or of persons in the vicinity.

Without a permit, construction is permitted in Surrey from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday.

How to apply

Complete the Noise Extension Bylaw Permit Application Form and submit the required documents, plans, and fees to the City of Surrey's Building Division by email, or in-person by appointment.

Digital permit intakes

Planning & Development permits can be submitted by email to permitapplication@surrey.ca. Before submitting your application, please review the Digital Submission Guideline. You will be contacted once we have reviewed your submission.

All permit application processes will remain the same, apart from receiving the physical document copies. Hard copies of permit application submissions may be necessary and requested depending on the scope of work and project size, upon completion of the digital submission.

Required documents

Include the following documents with your Noise Extension Bylaw Permit application:

Cost

The Noise Extension Bylaw Permit fee is due at the time of your application.

Noise Definition

Noise is defined by the City of Surrey's Noise Control Bylaw, 1982, No. 7044 as any sound in or on a public or private place which disturbs or tends to disturb the rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of any person or persons in the neighbourhood or vicinity. Such sounds can include loud music, animal noises (including barking dogs), street vendors or alarms. 

Construction Noise Definition

Construction Noise is defined as constructing, erecting, reconstructing, altering, repairing or demolishing any building, structure or thing or excavating or filling in land which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or of persons in the vicinity.

Construction Noise is permitted between 7am and 10pm, Monday through Saturday, including statutory holidays. No construction for profit or gain is permitted on Sunday. This means property owners can do construction work on Sunday on their own property, but cannot hire any trades to do construction work on a Sunday.