Housing & Residential Life
As a Champlain College student living off campus, you have the opportunity to reside in one of America's best cities. The reason Burlington stands out is that everyone is invested in making it a great place to live. As you are an important part of this community, we hope you will consider the following helpful hints to keep Burlington the thriving city it is.
Establishing a relationship with your neighbors is the first step in creating a quality community and for resolving issues that may arise. Consider exchanging contact information to keep the lines of communication open. Remember to think about the neighborhood in terms of how others experience it. Maybe there are young children living near you or people who get up early for work. Maybe the street is very neat and clean and your front porch is cluttered. Remember that how your apartment looks on the outside can impact your neighborhood.
You have a right to make calls when the noise is out of control... and your neighbors may be calling, too. The purpose of the noise control ordinance is to allow all residents of our city to peacefully coexist in a manner that is mutually respectful of the rights and interests of others.
To report noise in your neighborhood, contact the Burlington Police Department at (802) 658.2704.
Party/Social Noise Fine
General Noise Fines
For more information, click here. Be aware that if you are cited or arrested by the Burlington Police, Champlain College will be notified of this and this will be made part of your student conduct record at the College. Repeat violations of city ordinances could place at risk your ability to remain a student at Champlain College. We are committed to a high standard of behavior for our students, as represented in our Standard of Conduct. To that end, we work with the city agencies to share information.
These resources are intended to help improve the quality of life for all neighbors in Burlington. Please use them to address issues such as walk-by noise, loud parties, illegal parking, trash, theft and other crime, etc. We can only make progress toward safe and peaceful neighborhoods if everyone participates in addressing issues.