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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Environmental Issues

Noise Pollution Complaint Reporting

Noise Control

Complaints of noise from various sources include: loud music, barking dogs, DIY, burglar alarms and noise from pubs, clubs, factories and building sites

If you have a problem with noise often the best approach is to contact the person responsible and explain that you are being bothered by the noise.

 

In many cases people do not realise they are disturbing anyone and will be more considerate in future. 

 

If you wish to make a complaint about noise we recommend that you keep a record of the noise nuisance.

 

This will show how often the noise is occurring, how it is affecting you and may be used as evidence in any legal action under section 108 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992.

 

See forms below.

If you wish to make a complaint about noise from a commercial site we recommend that you keep a record of the noise nuisance.

 

This will show how often the noise is occurring, how it is affecting you and may be used as evidence in any legal action.

 

However, when making a complaint, it helps our investigation if you have a contact name and address of the site/premises at hand so we can deal with the complaint more promptly.

Certain activities on construction sites are noisy.

 

Although some noise may be unavoidable, it can often be controlled using improved work practices. 

 

Our department can investigate a noise nuisance caused by construction sites. 

 

The objective of our investigation is to determine compliance with the principles of best practice with regard to the minimisation of noise from the site. 

 

The guidelines are made based on the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Noise) Regulations 1994.

 

The permissible hours of operation of a building site within Fingal County Council are;

 

Monday to Friday                              08.00 – 19.00

Saturday                                           08.00 – 13.00

Sundays and Public Holidays           No activities shall take place on site.

 

The hours of operation of a development are often specifically conditioned at the planning permission stage.

 

You can search for a planning application here: View or search planning applications 

 

On occasion when work must be carried on outside daytime hours, the Environmental Health Section, local residents and businesses in areas which are likely to be affected by noise from the proposed works should be notified in advance.

 

To complain about a construction site causing noise please contact the Noise Unit on 01-8906280

Contact Us

Environmental Health Section, 

Fingal County Council

Grove Road

Blanchardstown

Dublin 15.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone : (01) 890 6280

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