Huntsville’s Noise Ordinance limits the sound level of community and vehicle noise impacting area citizens. The standards of the Ordinance are based on receiving land use categories and are designed to prevent exposure to excessive noise. The Natural Resource Department’s Noise Division enforces the Ordinance by conducting field measurements of community noise levels and conducting investigations of citizen complaints. Provisions of the Ordinance which address excessive noise from motor vehicles on public premises are enforced by the Huntsville Police Department.


Citizens who observe or suspect a violation of local air pollution, blasting, or noise control regulations are encouraged to contact the Natural Resource Department or submit a complaint on Huntsville Connect. An environmental specialist will investigate the complaint and provide follow-up information of the results if requested.