Do I Qualify?

Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program (2005-2014)

Beginning in 1992, the MAC has provided homeowners with residential noise mitigation based upon their home's location within legally-defined noise impact areas. Mitigation activities are broken into program phases, and the final phase of the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program, involving homeowner reimbursements, will conclude on July 31, 2014.

Homeowners invited into this phase of the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program were notified in writing and must submit their documentation to the Metropolitan Airports Commission by July 31, 2014. All other completed phases of the program are closed. 

Homes that were eligible for completed phases of the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program cannot be included in the program after the deadline expires.  Information about eligible homes within the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program may be obtained by contacting the MAC Noise Mitigation Program Manager at 612-726-8100.

Step 1. Click the Launch Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program Area Map button below to map your home’s location within the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program:

Launch Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program Area Map

Printable maps for the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program are available below:

Click here to view information about the settlement in a noise mitigation lawsuit brought by the cities of Minneapolis, Richfield and Eagan. As a result of this settlement in 2007, the MAC expanded its mitigation efforts based on forecasted noise contours out to 60 dB DNL. As the phases of this Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program conclude, the MAC has invested more than $480 million in noise mitigation for homes, apartment buildings and schools.

Step 2. If your home is located within the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program eligibility area, please contact the MAC Noise Mitigation Program Manager at 612-726-8100 or click here to Contact Us via email.

Step 3. If your home is not located within the Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program eligibility area map, then your home is not eligible for noise mitigation under the MAC’s Consent Decree Noise Mitigation Program; but, you may find the additional information below to be helpful:

Step 4. Click here for tips on how to insulate your home against aircraft noise: TIPS

Step 5. Click here to view the First Amendment First-year Eligibility Area Map. If your home is located within this mapped area, your home may meet the first-year criteria for the First Amendment Program (see below for First Amendment Program information).

First Amendment Program (2014-2024)

The First Amendment Program is a new residential noise mitigation program that began in March 2014 under the terms of an amended legal agreement (Consent Decree) between the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and the cities of Richfield, Minneapolis, and Eagan, and approved by the Hennepin County District Court (effective until December 31, 2024).

Under the new program, eligibility of single-family and multi-family homes will be determined annually, based upon actual noise contours that are developed for the preceding year beginning in March 2014.

A single-family or multi-family home will be considered eligible for mitigation under the First Amendment Program when the following criteria are met:

(a) the community in which the home is located has adopted local land use controls and building performance standards that prohibit new residential construction or remodeling on the block in which the home is located, unless the construction or remodeling materials and practices are consistent with the noise impact levels and consistent with noise mitigation provided by this program, and

(b) the home is located, for a period of three consecutive years (the first of the three years cannot be later than calendar year 2020) in the actual 60-64 DNL noise contour published in the Annual Noise Contour Analysis report, and, within a higher noise impact mitigation area when compared to the home’s status under the noise mitigation program prior to the amendment.

The MAC will offer noise mitigation to owners of eligible single-family homes and multi-family homes in the year following the determination of eligibility.

Please note: Single-family and multi-family homes that were opted out of mitigation previously are not eligible to participate in the modified mitigation program.

The first year of eligibility is determined by the home's location within the 2013 MSP Noise Contour Analysis Map. If your home's address is located within the mapped area and meets the other described criteria above, then your home meets the first-year eligibility and there are no additional steps for you to take at this time. Your home must continue to be located within the eligibility area for three consecutive years before your home can be mitigated.

To view the full 2013 Annual Noise Contour Analysis report, click here: Annual Noise Contour Analyses

My Location is in the Program Area

Information for homeowners who know they qualify for the program.

I Need to Talk to Someone

Contact information for the CEE and the MAC