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Noise Complaints

Residential and construction noise complaints should be directed to the Travis County Sheriffs Office non-emergency phone: (512) 854-9770.

City of Austin Noise Ordinance

Chapter 9-2 of the City of Austin Codes and Ordinances states that a person cannot make unreasonable noise between the hours of 10:30 PM and 7 AM. This includes making sound or vibration more than 30 feet from a vehicle.

Construction Days & Hours

According to the Master Covenant, Community Documents & Guidelines (VIII Erosion Control and Construction Regulations, Section C) construction days and hours are :

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


No construction can occur on:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • July 14th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Waivers can be provided for the pouring of concrete slabs during the summer months.

Construction noise complaints

Along with calling the Travis County Sheriffs Office non-emergency phone line, complaints for noise or operating outside the provisioned days and hours, take pictures, and submit the construction address to Builders can be fined for non-compliance.

Updated on January 13, 2022

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