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Mental & physical health

Report air and noise pollution

Air Management Services responds to the public’s concerns about air and noise pollution from commercial and industrial sources in Philadelphia. You can help to protect and improve the city’s air quality by reporting:

  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Odor
  • Idling
  • Noise
  • Vibration.

Air Management Services also enforces state and federal regulations regarding air and noise pollution.

Limited hours for construction noise

Construction noise is limited from night through early morning. When construction noise affects residences, it should be no more than five decibels above the background sound level from:

  • 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays.
  • 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends.

To learn more about the decibel levels of everyday noises, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are exceptions for emergencies or public works construction, since these limited hours may not be feasible.

Making a complaint

Reporting commercial and industrial sources of air and noise pollution

You can report air and noise pollution from commercial and industrial sources by contacting Air Management Services.

You can call the complaint line at (215) 685-7580 or email

Complaints are investigated the same day they are received.

Reporting noise from other sources

To report complaints of noise from individuals or residential sources, call 911 or contact your local police district.