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Kerala - Apply Permission for Loud Speaker Usage (Noise or Sound Permission, Sound Amplifier)

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  • A loudspeaker or a public address system can be used only after obtaining written permission from the authority.
  • The District Magistrate, Police Commissioner or any other officers not below the rank of the Deputy Superintendent of Police are the designated authority for the maintenance of the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise.

Apply In-Person:

  1. Applicant should submit their request to the respective “Office of the Commissioner of Police”.
  2. Following link provides contact details: link Please select respective unit from drop down list for contact details.
  3. Go to the respective office.
  4. Please obtain the respective application form or write on a A4 sheet as advised.
  5. Please submit the completed application along with Xerox of all documents as mentioned in the required documents section of this page in two sets.
  6. Submitted application and documents will be checked by authorities.
  7. If all are in place, the application will be accepted with applicable fees if any and a signed photo copy of application set will be returned to the applicant as acknowledgement for the acceptance of the application.
  8. Accepted application will be processed internally to get respective clearance, permission and comments from respective departments.
  9. Once all the formalities are completed and on satisfactory grounds the competent authority may grant the Permission for Loud Speaker Usage.
  10. Upon notification or on the notified date applicant shall collect the granted permission.
Note: The competent authority may deny the permission for the reasons to be recorded in writing to convey the organizer.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Report from local Magistrate
  • N.O.C from local authority & Police.
  • If on public road NOC from traffic police department
  • Site Plan with maps authenticated by competent technical authorities.
  • Residence proof
  • Voter ID
  • Document proof for date of birth (Birth certificate)
  • Association or organisation’s registration details on the letter head (If such body engages)
  • Self-declaration
  • Location Booking Slip (In case of open area or in case premises is not applicant residence)
  • Venue Permission from concerned authority.
  • Aadhaar Card
Note: Apart from the above listed documents, authorities may ask for additional information or document. Please provide them for smooth processing.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kerala State Police Headquarters,
Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010
Phone: 0471 272 1547
Link for contact information:link Please select respective unit from drop down list for contact details.



  • Those who are 18 years and above are eligible to apply
  • Should be an Indian citizen.


Please pay as per authority’s advice if required.


  • The permission granted by the authority will be valid for the mentioned date and time.
  • In case of any change in government decision with respect to unseen emergency, the permission can be revoked.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links


Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.

Processing Time[edit]

Will be processed within 3 days.

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from 
external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe,
myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url " Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".



  • This permission is applicable for a limited duration not exceeding fifteen days in all during a calendar year.
  • Concerned State Government or District Authority in respect of its jurisdiction as authorized by the concerned State Government shall generally specify in advance, the number and particulars of the days on which such exemption should be operative.
  • The noise level at the boundary of the public place, where loudspeaker or public address system or any other noise source is being used shall not exceed 10 dB above the ambient noise standards for the area or 75 dB whichever is lower.
  • The peripheral noise level of a privately owned sound system or a sound producing instrument shall not, at the boundary of the private place, exceed by more than 5dB the ambient noise standards specified for the area on which it is used.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant name
  • Applicant address
  • Date and timing of the said event
  • Full address of the venue where permission is sought
  • Father name of the applicant
  • Venue type (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Function type
  • Mobile number
  • Photograph
  • email ID


Need for the Document[edit]

Proper permission is required for using loud speaker during any cultural, religious or festive occasions.

Information which might help[edit]

  • An area comprising not less than 100 metres or the prescribed units by respective state around hospitals, educational institutions and courts may be declared (by the State Government) as silence area/zone for the purpose of these rules.
  • A loud speaker or a public address system or any sound producing instrument or a musical instrument or a sound amplifier shall not be used at night time except in closed premises for communication within, like auditoria, conference rooms, community halls or during a public emergency
  • “night time” means the period between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. or as per state governments norms.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Use the following link for more detail: link


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