Skip Navigation

Noise Advisory Board

Noise Advisory Board

The City of Asheville consists of a unique and diverse makeup of residents, tourists, businesses, organizations, and institutions - all are protected by the city’s noise ordinance from excessive noise that degrades quality of life. An updated noise ordinance became effective on September 15, 2021 following a two-year public engagement process to develop just, fair, clear, enforceable and effective measures to control excessive noise. The updated ordinance also established the Noise Advisory Board to provide City Council with periodic updates and suggestions for future ordinance revisions.

 The Noise Advisory Board performs the following advisory functions:
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the noise ordinance and related city policies with the goal of developing recommendations regarding amendments, additions, or deletions.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of enforcement of the noise ordinance , including but not limited to response times, compliance rates, distribution of complaints, and ensuring equitable outcomes.

  • Propose long-term objectives for achieving reduction of sound levels in the community, and propose means for implementing such objectives.

The Board consists of seven voting members that serve three-year terms:

  • Three city residents representing different geographic areas of the city

  • One representative of the performing arts

  • One representative of the restaurant industry

  • One representative of the industrial or construction industry

  • One professional in acoustic engineering or a related field. 

The Noise Control Administrator serves as a nonvoting member


Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means: 

  • Watch live stream on the Engagement Hub or the City’s YouTube Channel 

  • Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: Call 855-925-2801. Enter the Meeting Code: 4657 and follow the prompts to join the live speaker cue.


  • Voicemail public comments: Please call: 855-925-2801 Enter Code 4657. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes. 

  • Written public comments, please see meeting specific email.

  • Live Call-in : Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: Call 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 4657 and follow the prompts to join the live speaker cue

NOTICE: The agenda commenting period will be closed at 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud.

Past Events