You can also fill in our ‘Reporting Noise Sheet’. This will help us understand the problem. You will need to do this over a period of two to four weeks. You will see on the right-hand side some examples of the way we need you to fill in the sheet. Once you have done this, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If the information provided indicates a possible nuisance we will attempt to get further evidence that involves independent witnessing by an officer or installing a noise recorder in your property. This may result in your neighbour being served a notice or being prosecuted at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court.
You can also take your own private action by contacting a solicitor.
Commercial noise can be from nightclubs, pubs and businesses and is dealt with in a similar way to neighbour noise.
Before reporting a noise problem you should try and speak with the business first to explain the issue. More often than not, this will solve the problem straight away. If it doesn’t you can report the noise to us and we can investigate.