Sometimes it is possible for the Environmental Health Unit to
take action to silence continually sounding car alarms.
A typical situation is where a car has been parked in a residential
road or car park whilst the owner is absent, perhaps for several
The Environmental Health Unit will attempt to trace the owner or
driver of the car in order to advise them of the situation. The
Officer will visit the complainant and hear for themselves the
effect of the noise.
If the alarm is not silenced by the owner, the Officer may be able
to attend with a contractor to silence the alarm, or remove the
vehicle to a secure area. The car owner will be charged for the
If you are disturbed by a car alarm which has been repeatedly
sounding for some time, contact the Environmental Health Unit.
However, you must be prepared for a resolution to take several
hours as we must attempt to trace the owner before making
arrangements with a contractor and the Police to take action
ourselves. We will keep you informed of progress.