Be considerate of your neighbors, especially at night!
If you have a complaint about a neighbor’s noise, try being neighborly and talking to him/her before calling the police. A violation of DC’s noise regulations can result in a hefty fine.
DC NOISE REGULATIONS
New D.C. Noise Law Stiffens Penalties for Infractions (DCist.com, Feb. 1, 2011)
Note: Construction is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm without any special permits. Contractors must apply for an after-hours permit to work beyond these legal hours.
Bars, Clubs and Restaurants
Complaints about noise at establishments licensed by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration should be directed to ABRA.
Other Noise Violations
Report to DC Police.