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Noisy Neighbor in San Mateo, California

General guidance on what to do about a noisy neighbor in San Mateo, California. While generally applicable all cases are fact specific. This guide is not legal advice for the purposes of the reader's specific case, nor a substitute for consulting with a local practicing attorney.

Additional resources provided by the author

1) San Mateo City General Noise Ordinance

https://library.municode.com/ca/san_mateo_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT4SAHE_CH4.88NOCO

2) Jury Instructions for Disturbing the Peace: Loud and Unreasonable Noise (Pen.Code, §§ 415(2), 415.5(a)(2))

https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/2600/2689.html

3) NOLO Press has an excellent book which is available at the San Mateo City Library and many other libraries: "Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise," by Cora Jordan and Emily Doskow.

4) Also, www.nolo.com is an excellent free resource covering a wide variety of legal topics.

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