Noise Ordinance and Waiver Policies Information In May of 2013, the City Council amended multiple provisions of the Billings Municipal Code concerning Noise. The entire text of Ordinance 13-5603 can be accessed here. This ordinance modified acceptable noise level (decibel) limits in different zoning areas, and set specific daytime (7 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and nighttime (8 p.m. - 7 a.m.) noise level limits.
As a general rule, any lawn or grounds maintenance activities, and construction or building activities are exempt between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and are not subject to any noise level limits.
The City Council also authorized noise waivers for special circumstances where an event would fall outside the exempt time period, such as construction activities before 7 a.m., or an outdoor concert that went later than 8 p.m. at night. The Administrative Order containing noise waiver review criteria and policies can be accessed here.
Noise complaints are addressed by the Billings Police Department. Any citizen noise complaint should be reported to the Billings Police at 657-8200.