As announced by Mayor Mato Franković at the recent citizens' assembly of the City District noise metres have been installed around the historic Old City of Dubrovnik.
In order to ensure a better quality of life for the residents, especially those living in the Old City core, which has been affected by excessive loud music in recent years, the City of Dubrovnik began the full implementation of the noise regulations in September 2022. The city will continue to systematically monitor all catering establishments to ensure compliance with the prescribed provisions.
The implementation of the Noise Regulations also includes fines in case of possible violations, amounting to 1,327 euros for legal entities and 265 euros for responsible individuals, as well as the temporary seizure of public space for seven days. Repeat offenses by a catering establishment will result in the seizure of the space for 30 days, and after the third offense, the public space will be permanently taken away. This means that a café bar or restaurant could no longer use the pavement for tables and chairs. And almost all catering faculties in the Old City rely on these outdoor public spaces.
The highest permissible noise level in outdoor areas during the evening period from 7:00 to 11:00 PM is 55 decibels.