Even people who are not from Western New York know that Buffalo is often referred to as “The City of Good Neighbors,” but that does not mean that all of our neighbors are good. 

In fact, some can be quite annoying. 

Full disclosure, I think we can all be a little annoying sometimes, but there are some things that our neighbors partake in or have as a habit or quirk of some sort that can be annoying.

For example, is vacuuming your driveway really necessary?

It probably sounds like a joke to you, but one Western New York household has some neighbors that apparently like to vacuum the driveway. 

You can see some of the other top complaints about our Western New York neighbors below.

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A lot of people mentioned that they were bothered by a neighbor’s loudness, and thankfully most Western New York towns have noise ordinances in effect to prevent this annoyance.

However, if a neighbor is being noisy, there are ways to file a noise complaint in Buffalo.

According to the Buffalo Police Department, you can file a noise complaint by doing the following:

  • Go to any Police Department building and request to speak with a Supervisor
  • Call the Internal Affairs Division at 716-851-4557 or 716-851-5322
  • Write a letter to the Commissioner of Police at Police Headquarters:
    68 Court St.
    Buffalo, NY 14202

One thing to note is that you can file a citizen complaint, and that does not prevent you from filing a claim against the city or with other government authorities.

After filing the complaint, the local police department will meet with you at a predetermined location to discuss the issue, and they may ask you to provide information on the situation, including:

  • The date, time, and location of the Incident
  • The names, badge numbers, or car numbers of the members involved
  • Any names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses

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