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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Mailing Address:
Office of the City Manager
 P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

Phone: 408-730-7480
Fax: 408-730-7699

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Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Report Airplane Noise

The City encourages residents to express their concerns about aviation-related noise to the appropriate agency as noted below. Airports are responsible for their noise impact on the communities they occupy. These noise impacts include noise from arrivals and departures, as well as noise from aircraft in a flight path within the immediate vicinity of the airport. Most airports have staff that respond to airport noise issues, or you can ask for the airport manager.

How to Identify Aircraft?

When contacting the appropriate agency, it is helpful to provide some identifying information about the aircraft. All aircraft flying in this area are on radar and can be tracked. Follow these steps to identify the aircraft:

The WebTrak website allows you to click on a particular aircraft to see the tail number, current altitude, and speed. The items shown may vary according to the type of flight.

Example of Flight information
from the WebTrak app

Where to Report Airplane Noise

Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl (SJC)
Main Phone: 408-392-3600
Noise Hotline: 408-392-3501
SJC Noise Abatement
Noise Complaint Email
Noise Complaint Form

Oakland Intl Airport (OAK)
Main Phone: 510-563-2881
Noise Hotline: 510-563-6463
OAK Noise Abatement
Noise Complaint Email
Noise Complaint Form 

Palo Alto Airport (PAO)
Noise Hotline: 650‐329‐2405
Noise Complaint Email

San Carlos Airport (SQL)
Main Phone: 650-573-3700
Noise Hotline: 844-266-6266
Noise Complaint Form

San Francisco Intl (SFO)
Main Phone: 800-435-9736 or 650-821-8211
Noise Office: 650-821-5100 M-F, 8-5
Noise Hotline: 650-821-4736
SFO Noise Abatement
Noise Complaint Email
Noise Complaint Form
If you are not sure which airport is the origin or destination of the aircraft you are hearing, call the SFO noise office number. SFO has system capabilities that can determine the origin or destination of all air traffic.

Moffett Field
Noise Hotline: 650-386-0666 (recording, please leave message for return call)
Other noise sources at Moffett Field include wind tunnel facilities and the Outdoor Aerodynamic Research Facility. To report wind tunnel noise, or to get more information, call 650-604-4789 (newsroom number).

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Who To Contact If You're Impacted By Aircraft Noise

The FAA has also coordinated an ombudsman to gather and log complaints for the region. Please include the FAA Aviation Noise Ombudsman when filing complaints.
Main Phone: 202-267-3521
FAA Aviation Noise Ombudsman Email
FAA District Offices
San Jose Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)
FSDO Phone: 408-291-7681
San Francisco Airports District Office
District Office Phone: 650-827-7600
Noise and Emissions

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