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Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Index Topic: Noise
  • Minnesota (Agency) Rules, Index Topic: Noise
  • Minnesota County and Municipal Ordinances, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)


  • Barking Dogs: State and Local Laws That Can Help, from Nolo.
  • Barking Dogs: Suing for Nuisance in Small Claims Court, from Nolo.
  • Jordan, Cora. Neighbor Law: Fences, Boundaries and Noise, 7th ed. (Nolo, 2011) Self Help Collection KF639 .J67 2011.
  • Neighbors and Noise FAQ: Are noisy neighbors breaking the law?, from Nolo.
  • Rural Neighbors and the Right to Farm, from Nolo.
  • What to Do About a Neighbor's Noise - FAQs, from Findlaw.
  • Transportation:

  • Addressing Airport Noise Pollution, from the City of Minneapolis.
  • Airport Noise, from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.
  • File a Noise Complaint, with the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Includes other airport noise information links.
  • Guidance on Assessing Noise and Vibration Impacts, from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Resources on Minnesota Issues: Dual Track Airport Planning Process, from the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.
  • The Train Horn Rule and Quiet Zones, from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Workplace:

  • Occupational Noise Exposure, from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Related Topics: Pets, Torts, Workplace Safety, Zoning and Land Use

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