Unable to sleep through a neighbour’s loud music, early morning lawn mowing or backyard deck construction?
Good news. There’s a bylaw for that.
Fort Saskatchewan’s community standards bylaw sets out a number of rules to help keep the city peaceful and tidy. Noise control regulations set aside certain parts of the day as quiet hours in the city – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
The noise rules cover power tools, parties or anything else with the potential to disrupt the peace of others, including loud mufflers.
“Motor vehicles are required to drive in a manner that doesn't disturb residents and again the same hours apply,” said the city’s municipal enforcement supervisor, Matt Lowther.
Commercial trucks are also barred from using engine retarder brakes within city limits.
Local laws do make allowances for construction projects in certain circumstances.

“The bylaw does exempt construction workers that are working for the city. They are allowed to work past those hours,” said Lowther,  adding that people can also apply for permits to perform work beyond the city’s designated quiet hours.
Fines for making prohibited noises start at $250 for first offences.
Anyone with concerns about noise is encouraged to call municipal enforcement or file a report on the city’s website.

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