Bylaw Reviews

Construction Noise Hours - Amending Bylaw 478 and Community Standards Bylaw 260 

On October 10, 2023, Council will consider changes to the Community Standards Bylaw regarding the allowable hours for commercial construction noise and updates to the penalties for violations.

Three main changes to the Community Standards Bylaw will be considered:

  • Update Saturday allowable hours for construction noise from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for commercial operators.
    • Why the change is proposed: Shifting Saturday hours for construction noise to align closer to those of neighbouring municipalities will allow contractors in the region to work more productive weeks with the goal of completing construction projects faster.
  • Add ‘Holiday’ as a specified day when commercial construction noise is not permitted and define ‘Holiday’ as one of the Alberta general holidays being New Year's Day, Alberta Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day.
    • Why the change is proposed: the current bylaw does not list dates. The proposal would give clarity on not permitted days to help commercial contractors plan their schedules and meet community expectations for quite days.
  • Strengthen the violation penalty for commercial operators by adding a second and subsequent offence penalty of $1,000. Currently in Banff, the fine for the first offence is $500 and any subsequent offence is also $500. The proposal doubles the subsequent offences for commercial contractors within a year.
    • Why the change is proposed: To encourage compliance with the regulations for commercial construction noise.

 For more information about the proposed changes, please see the report submitted to the Governance & Finance Committee on July 10, 2023.

The Agenda for the October 10, Council Meeting will be available at

Public input on the proposed changes

To provide input to Council on the proposed changes, you may speak during the council meeting  (starts at 2 p.m., Oct. 10) or submit comments in writing.

Please use this form below to register to speak at the meeting or provide written comment for inclusion on the public agenda. 

Noise Complaints

To report a Bylaw Complaint such as construction noise outside permitted hours, please contact Municipal Enforcement by:

For after-hours complaints, please contact the RCMP at 403-762-2226