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neighbour playing loud music?

My neighbor from across the street most of the weekend playing his loud music in his garage. I am across from his house and annoying. Its so loud, the whole neighbor can hear the music.

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Whats my next step? Can I call the cops? its loud and getting annoying. it goes for few hours. -Surprised the house next door did not say anything yet?
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Don't be afraid to call the cops and complain.
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Do your Homework first...

What exactly are the noise bylaws for your Neighbourhood ?

You can find out such info on your Municipal website.

There are usually restrictions when it comes to hours & decibels.

Once you know the rules, and are sure the neighbour is pushing those limits call Bylaw or the Police.

But do be aware in many municipalities, that the call in is not Anonymous or Confidential... So your Neighbours may discover it is you who complained. If in doubt ASK FIRST before you file the complaint
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I would write a polite and anonymous letter first stating that the entire neighborhood is being inconvenienced by the loud music. See if that helps.
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You can always ask your neighbours on their thoughts, although this will make you less anonymous.
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My neighbour in Ottawa was/is like this. Music is very loud when it's just himself and epic loud when he has a house party. We have about 60ft of property between our houses and I could "shazam" his songs from within my house.

Neighbours and I use to call Ottawa by law but they were useless. By law would misquote the bylaws half the time to get out doing anything. They'd only do something when we started calling then out in specific sections of the code. Police was the best enforcement but usually too busy to show up and they'd only come after I think 2am? Before that was bylaws job.

To give you an idea how big of a d-bag the neighbor was, when told that he was out of warnings by bylaw and future visits came with a $400 fine, he said he didn't care, he'd just pay the $400 each time and have his parties because he had the $$$.

In the end, escalating the situation to the city councilor, chief of by law services, and 1 neighbour with an impending lawsuit against him seemed to do the trick.

The others are right though. When you log a compliant it's not anonymous. But if it bugs you enough, you don't care. I had to pound on the door once because bylaw wouldn't show up, my baby couldn't sleep. Even then it took 5 minutes of banging and ring the bell because the music was so loud no one could hear.
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ysl5710 wrote:
Aug 6th, 2017 9:09 pm
My neighbor from across the street most of the weekend playing his loud music in his garage. I am across from his house and annoying. Its so loud, the whole neighbor can hear the music.

[..]

Whats my next step? Can I call the cops? its loud and getting annoying. it goes for few hours. -Surprised the house next door did not say anything yet?
So your neighbour is playing loud music on a long weekend? [..]
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What kind of music is it?
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If it is constant make sure you start taking notes of the times the music is being played.

If it is a continuous noise the bylaws might prohibit that.

It is possible his neighbours are not as annoyed as you because the music is actually directed at your house, I'm sure not on purpose, but the speakers likely just aim at your house.

The first thing you should be doing is trying to talk to your neighbour. They might be able to redirect the sound towards their own garage instead, they might be able to turn it down.

Failing that, call the bylaws office and give them your notes of times the music is being played loud.
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Return the favor. Play your music to annoy him.
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My across the street neighbour has a heart of gold but can be a dumbass. He was playing music in his garage once, door open, around 9am and it sounded like he had a full marching band. I went outside ready to kill him (as did my next door neighbour who works shift) and the music wasn't that loud. It was reflecting off our back yard neighbour and into our back windows. Weirdest thing.
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Why don't you just walk over say Hi and ask if he could turn it down to a dull roar.
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Ojam wrote:
Aug 7th, 2017 7:34 am
So your neighbour is playing loud music on a long weekend? [..]
its not just long weekend. its almost every Saturday.

It can get annoying if you have kids.

If he does it next time, i am definitely taking some actions. Why does he need the music so loud.. He has loud speakers..
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Get some mid 90's bubblegum euro dance music and get your revenge.
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ysl5710 wrote:
Aug 6th, 2017 9:09 pm

Whats my next step?
Get ear plugs. Move. Lump it.

Basically you can't say or do anything, it is their right to enjoyment. It's none of your business. Noise bylaw is something like 10-11pm to 7 am. That's it.

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