Apply for a noise exemption

If you’re planning an activity or event that’s going to create a lot of noise during a certain timeframe, you can apply for an exemption to the Noise Control By-law in advance.

How to apply

Submit a completed copy of the Noise Exemption Application and payment of $277.52 (includes HST) by cheque or money order, payable to the City of Mississauga. You can submit your application by mail or in person.

We must receive your application a minimum of eight weeks before your event date.

By mail

To mail in your application, send it to:

Compliance and Licensing Enforcement
3235 Mavis Road
Mississauga ON L5C 1T7

In person

To submit your application in person, you must first book an appointment. Once you have booked an appointment, you can visit the Compliance and Licensing Enforcement Office with your application.

Noise types eligible for exemption

You’ll need to apply for an exemption if your event will include a live band, music or amplified sound from:

  • 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. every day of the week

If your event is for a community charity or organization, please contact your Community Liaison Officer.

You’ll need to apply for an exemption if you are a construction company and wish to operate construction equipment outside of regular hours from Monday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Construction noise is prohibited all day Sundays and on statutory holidays.

What happens next

Once we receive your application, we’ll create and send you a notice to let local residents know about your exemption. You’ll need to distribute this notice to all residents to property owners within a 500 metre radius from the event location. We’ll also send you a map of the specific area.

We’ll let you know how to distribute the notice by either:

  • Mailing it through Canada post
  • Hand delivering it door to door
  • Publishing it in a newspaper for two consecutive days in the ten days proceeding your event

City staff will do random checks to confirm that the notice has been circulated.

Local residents will then have two weeks to contact the City to voice their concerns, objections or comments about the event.

We’ll review the feedback from residents with your local Councillor to decide whether to grant your exemption. If your exemption is granted, we’ll send you a letter outlining what’s been approved.