What should I do if my neighbor's noise volume is bothersome?
It depends upon what and how loud the noise is. Shorewood has a noise ordinance which prohibits certain unreasonable noises (e.g., loud music, yelling or shouting, loud machinery or equipment, etc). If your neighbors are simply sitting in their backyard having a conversation and you can hear this because your windows are open, you will need to close your windows.

Although this may be an annoyance, it is not against the law. If your neighbors are playing loud music, yelling, screaming, or being disorderly, it would constitute a violation of the ordinance and police should be notified. It never hurts to simply talk to your neighbors and voice your concerns with them. Working together can solve problems.

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1. What should I do if my neighbor's noise volume is bothersome?
2. Can the police deal with problem neighbors?
3. Can I pay a parking or other citation online or by phone?
4. Can I get my fingerprints taken at the Shorewood Police Department?
5. Do I need permission to park on the street overnight?
6. Why did the officer have to give me a citation?
7. Where can I pay the parking or traffic citation I received?
8. What happens if I do not pay a parking citation?
9. What happens if I don't pay a traffic citation?
10. How can I get a copy of a police report?
11. What number do I call if I have a question or need the police for something?