Noise


Find out about different types of noise and who to contact to make a complaint about airport-related noise,
possible violations of the county's Noise Ordinance, or noise from barking dogs, loud music, loud parties
or trash trucks. 

Who to Contact

For questions, concerns or complaints about noise:  

General Noise

  • For complaints about barking dogs, loud music or loud parties, call the Police Department
    at 703 691-2131, TTY 711
  • For complaints about noise from trash trucks, call the Department of Public Works and
    Environmental Services (DPWES) at 703 324-5230, TTY 711.
  • For complaints about noise from TVs, radios, cars, trucks, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or construction equipment, visit the Department of Code Compliance to make a complaint online or call 703-324-1300, TTY 711.".

Airport Noise

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates 24-hour noise complaint telephone centers for both
Ronald Reagan Washington  National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.  In addition, complaints may be registered on-line through the Airport Authority's Airscene system:

If you are unsure of the source of the noise, call either of the above numbers.

Other Resources

Noise basics

Fairfax County Noise Ordinance (Chapter 108.1 of the Fairfax County Code)

Comprehensive Plan Policy

Airport Noise Contours

Fairfax County Airport Noise Impact Overlay District (PDF - page 24)

Fairfax County Airports Advisory Committee

Federal Aviation Administration

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority   

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Virginia Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

 


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