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NoiseIn general, people may not make loud, unnecessary noises. Currently, the county is working to update it's noise ordinance. Call the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314, TTY 711, for more information. However, the existing rules prohibit the following kinds of noises during certain hours:

Barking Dogs

Animals may not frequently howl, bark, meow, squawk or make noises that can be heard across property boundaries or through common walls within a building.

For complaints, contact the Police Department non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

Construction Activity

Construction or demolition equipment may not be used outside between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., and they may not be used before 9 a.m. on Sundays and federal holidays.

For more information, call the Department of Code Compliance, 703-324-1300, TTY 711.

Loudspeakers / Amplifiers

Loudspeakers, or any other sound amplification devices may not be used between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

For more information, call the Department of Code Compliance, 703-324-1300, TTY 711.

Trash Collection

Trash or recycling may not be picked up in residential neighborhoods between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

For complaints, contact Solid Waste Management, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, 703-324-5230, TTY 711. If possible, note descriptive information about the truck, such as color, truck number, license plate number, etc.

Vehicles

Cars may not be repaired outside between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., and trucks may not be loaded or unloaded outside within 100 yards of a home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

For more information, call the Department of Code Compliance, 703-324-1300, TTY 711.

Yardwork

Lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws and other power tools or equipment may not be used between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

For more information, call the Department of Code Compliance, 703-324-1300, TTY 711.


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