Noise pollution

Sound is essential to our daily lives, but noise is not - noise can be defined as unwanted sound. It's a source of irritation and stress for many people and can even damage our hearing if it's loud enough. Many of us are exposed to stressful levels of noise at home, at leisure and at work.

Neighbour noise

If you are experiencing problems with the following then contact us:

  • noisy neighbours
  • barking dogs
  • noise from businesses
  • amplified music from entertainment in licensed premises 


You will be asked to provide details of:

  • the noise complaint including the type of noise
  • how long and often it occurs
  • how it affects you and your family


It will help if you have kept a written record of the dates and times it has occurred and how it affected you e.g. kept you awake, woke you up etc.  A noise log sheet can be accessed from the publications section on this page and can be use to record details. We will keep your details confidential.

Noise in your workplace

Noise at work may be affecting your hearing and your health. If you have concerns about the levels of noise that you are subjected to while at work then this is dealt with under health and safety legislation. You can contact us for advice.

Other useful numbers

There are several services you can contact for futher advice:

Police Scotland & Night Time Noise Team  101

Daytime domestic noise   03451 550022

Noise from business premises   03451 550022

Licensed premises noise  03451 555 555 ext 446925/6

Housing Investigation Team   01592 583642

Fife Community Mediation Service  01592 641618


For more information contact

Public Protection Team online applications (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 22 Contact Public Protection Team online applications (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online
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