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Noise impacting residential areas is restricted by time of day, as well as by the intensity level and duration of the event. The noise ordinance is designed to address recurring noise from sources such as pool pumps/motors, air conditioning units and other stationary noise sources. For assistance with these types of noise issues, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at (949) 461-3502. Other types of noise sources, such as loud parties, vehicles, or music, are handled through Lake Forest Police Services; they may be contacted at (949) 770-6011.
Noise sources associated with the construction, repair, remodeling, or grading of any real property, are exempted from the provisions of the noise standards of the Lake Forest Municipal Code, provided said activities do not take place between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, including Saturday, or at any time on Sunday or a City of Lake Forest legal holiday.
Orange County Animal Care, under contract with the City, assists in the resolution of barking dog complaints through its "Barking Dog Ordinance." For more information, call Orange County Animal Care Services at (714) 245-8792, from 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday or online, click here for more information.