A number of ordinances have been passed in the City of Springfield to cover noise limits and noise control. Generally speaking, noise emanating from private property in a residential district is prohibited between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. The first step is to report a noise violation to the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. Examples of a noise violation are continuous and frequent barking from dogs, loud or disturbing music or noise from a residence or vehicle, especially at night, or loud and continuous noise from construction sites or commercial vehicles during certain hours of the day and night. There are exceptions that allow certain noises under limited circumstances.