Hello..Can you please tell me what department of my town I could complain to about a motorcycle repair shop repairing or doing labor outside of the actual building ... This guy has all the motorcycles parked outside at 9am everysingle day lined up , then as the day goes, he starts them and rev's the engines, and test drives them up and down are dead end street. We live in a partial commercial / residential area. I also would like to know who to report another shop , directly next door from the first place, for running obtrusively loud machines ALL day long, because he has all the windows and doors open, because "its too hot inside" . They do not have proper ventilation and cooling to do welding. So we have been told. We all own our homes in this neighborhood, and we cannot open our windows & doors b.c they are too hot. Somthing wrong here... Please help! The police are not an option , if you call, by the time they get here you cannot be sure the noise or motorcycle will be running etc.We have called zoning and were told its not their dept. Nobody seems to know.So the questions I would like help with are1) Who do you contact to report a motorcycle shop who is doing repairs outside of the physical building?2) Who do you contact about a business making excessive (!) noise all day long.3) Before the motorcylce repair shop was able to rent, the landlord went around with a petition to be signed by the neighbors, doesnt that need to be regularly renewed or updated for that motorcycle repair shop to continue renting year after year?4) Do businesses that make loud noise have to obtain "noise permits" from the town, and do they have to be renewed yearly as well? THanks If you cant help , can you tell me what kind of professional can? Thanks.K
State/Country relating to question: Connecticut
Where in Connecticut?
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2684&depNav_GID=1619&q=322150 The first point of contact for resolution of local noise issues is your local municipality. The specific office responsible for noise control will vary from one town to another. In some towns the local Department of Health can assist, while in others you will need to contact Town Hall to identify the appropriate official.
The Noise Pollution Control Act (Connecticut General Statutes 22a-67 et seq.) provided the statutory authority for DEP to regulate noise pollution. In 1969, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 22a-69-1 et seq. (state noise plan). It is the public policy of the State of Connecticut to encourage municipalities to adopt local noise control ordinances.
In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 22a-73, DEP reviews and approves municipal noise ordinances. A local noise ordinance cannot become effective until the Commissioner has granted approval. All local noise ordinances must conform to the state noise control plan. Municipalities may adopt noise standard that are more stringent than the state noise control plan provided such standards are approved by the
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