Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - During this time when the Government are instructing us all to stay at home, you may be experiencing a different level of noise to normal. This may be because you or your neighbours are working from home or because children are now at home playing inside and outside their houses. Whilst this different noise environment may be affecting you because your circumstances have changed, the Environmental Protection team at the Council can only act where statutory nuisances are occurring, and would have to be satisfied that the noise affecting you is unreasonable and ongoing.

In these unusual times, we recommend you keep in touch with those in the communities around you, whilst ensuring you maintain social distancing. Not only will this help provide vital support to those more vulnerable neighbours around you, but will also give you the opportunity to raise issues, such as noise, that your neighbours may not have been aware of. If you have exhausted other avenues and still feel you are being affected by your neighbour's unreasonable noise levels, please use the "Report noise problems" facility below.

Report a noise issue

Noisy neighbours

Everyone must expect some noise from neighbours.

But noise at unreasonable times or for long periods can cause disturbance. Please read our Noisy Neighbours information leaflet for more information. 

Please also take a look at the West Sussex Mediation Service.

Burglar and car alarms

Ringing burglar and car alarms can be silenced by action from our Environmental Protection Team.

This may involve serving a statutory notice and obtaining a warrant to gain entry to the vehicle or property to allow the alarm to be silenced.

The costs will then be charged to the owner or occupier of the premises or the registered owner of the car.

Contact us

Environmental Protection Team
Tel: 01444-477292

Last updated: 22 October 2021