Anti-social behaviour noise

Inverclyde Council has adopted Section 43 to 47 (the “noise control provisions”) of the Anti Social Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004. This means that the noise control powers provided in the Act now apply across Inverclyde.

The effect of these noise controls makes it unlawful to emit excessive noise from properties, not just at night but at any time, 24 hours a day. The noise levels that are permitted during the day and night are dependent on the time of day the noise occurs.

Inverclyde Council's Environmental and Public Protection Service has set up an ‘Out of Hours’ Service to allow complaints of anti social behaviour noise to be investigated on a 24 hour basis. The types of complaint that are investigated by this Service include; excessive noise from a hi-fi or television, prolonged noisy DIY activity and barking dogs.

When noise complaints are received by Environmental Health, they are assessed in terms of ASB Noise and complaints that are considered to be appropriate are given access to the ‘Out of Hours’ Service.

Please click on the leaflet on this page for information on Antisocial Behaviour Noise. Environmental Health have powers under this legislation to seize any noise making equipment if Warning Notices are ignored and the noise occurs frequently.

Page last updated: 6 August 2018