Noise nuisance

Alarm complaints

No property or car alarm should create a noise nuisance. You should make sure your alarm is turned off as soon as possible. Your property or business alarm shouldn’t ring for more than 20 minutes and your vehicle alarm should have a 5 minute cut-out device.

If you have a problem with noise from a car, burglar or smoke alarm, you can report this to us.

Noise nuisance - out of hours reporting

: 07788 200 200

9pm to 3am, Friday night and Saturday night, and Sunday night when before a bank holiday Monday

If you don't turn off an alarm

You can face legal action if you don't turn off an alarm.

You could also have to pay:

  • council officers' call-out fees
  • call-out fees for an alarm specialist
  • locksmith fees if the property needs to be secured again after entry

You could be fined of up to £5,000 for a residential property alarm problem and up to £20,000 for a business alarm problem