Excessive noise is a concern for Mercer County residents. To address this, the Mercer County Division of Public Health County Environmental Health Act Agency investigates and enforces noise complaints received by the department in accordance with the State Model Noise Code (N.J.A.C. 7:29). Staff conducts business to residential complaints as per New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection authority.
Complaints are received directly from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Notification Hotline or citizen referrals. Investigations may be conducted during the work day, during late evening, and over the weekend to ensure that the most egregious level is captured and recorded.
Successful collaboration with community and local municipal stakeholders effectively reduces the amount of non-applicable investigations by the Mercer County Division of Public Health County Environmental Health Act Agency. Complaints that consist of residential-to-residential noise concerns are referred back to their originating municipality. Citizens are encouraged to call the Agency at 609-278-7165 to determine the nature of the noise issue that they may be experiencing.
Additional information may be found at New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Compliance and Enforcement.