Noise pollution in the private sector Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
In the case of noise from the neighbourhood, the polluter should first be contacted, and if necessary other neighbours affected should also be contacted. If a compromise could not be reached during the conversation and you come to the conclusion that it is an unacceptable disturbance of your peace and quiet, the involvement of the public order office may become necessary. In acute cases, the police can also help, as unnecessary and unreasonable noise pollution can be punished as an administrative offence.
There is no statutory midday rest in Bremen. However, such a rest period can be stipulated under private law (e.g. in the rental contract). Please note, however, that certain garden tools are subject to a statutory rest period: Engine-operated equipment and machines, such as lawn mowers, lawn trimmers/lawn edging cutters, scarifiers, hedge trimmers, shredders/shredders, compressors and high-pressure water jet machines as well as manual lawn mowers, may not be used on working days during the period of 13 days prior to the end of the rest period.00 o'clock to 15.00 o'clock and from 19.00 o'clock to 7.00 o'clock, as well as on Sundays and holidays (all day). This regulation does not apply to commercial and industrial estates (see § 4 Para. 1 of the Bremisches Gesetz zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinwirkungen und Störfällen). Free-cutters, portable chainsaws, grass trimmers/grass edgers, leaf blowers and leaf collectors may not be operated on working days between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m., as well as on Sundays and public holidays (all day). Exceptions: This regulation does not apply to commercial and industrial areas. Furthermore, the ban on operation between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. does not apply to equipment and machines used commercially; however, in the case of brush cutters, portable chain saws, grass trimmers/grass trimmers, leaf blowers and leaf collectors, only if they are labelled with the eco-label in accordance with the 1980/2000/EC regulation. Legal basis: § 4 Abs. 1 und 2 Bremisches Gesetz zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinwirkungen und Störfällen (BremImSchG) vom 14.05.2019
To report a noise nuisance, contact the public order office or, in acute cases, the responsible police station. The quickest way for the police to respond to a call is to call the police. The police will then check on the spot whether the noise is causing a significant nuisance to the general public or the neighbourhood and take action if necessary.