Persons are required to obtain permission under the Noise Control and Abatement Act in order to amplify sound of any kind beyond the confines of personal space anywhere in the Territory. A letter of request is to be made in writing to the Commissioner of Police in advance in order to obtain a Noise Exemption Permission Letter.


Step 1:  A request letter with the details of the event and contact information should be addressed to the Commissioner of Police and hand delivered to Police Headquarters at least ten working days (two weeks) in advance of the event. 

Step 2:  The application is logged, stamped and forwarded to the Commissioner for vetting.

Step 3: If approved, a permission letter is created, signed and stamped.

Step 4: Applicant is notified about the decision within the two week period and when the Noise Exemption Permission Letter can be collected.

Supporting Documents

A letter of request.

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

10 working days or two weeks

Additional Notes

All operating licenses, special licenses or signed permission letters must be on site and available when Police make their inquiries.




Department Contact Information

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

P.O. Box 64
Road Town, Tortola

Business Hours:

For Administration services, office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Email Address:

RVIPF three-digit access number 311 for BVI callers
Direct Line: 1-284-368-5371

1-284-494-3822 (Overseas customers)