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Noise pollution — Frequently asked questions for local governments

This page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive from local governments about noise pollution and was prepared in conjunction with the Office of Regulatory Assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions for Local Government

Q: Can a local government adopt a local noise ordinance? Q: Do local noise ordinances need to be submitted to Ecology? Q: What if the local noise ordinance is different from Ecology’s rules? Q: What is the role of local government in regulating noise? Q: Where do local governments submit their noise ordinances?