What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ
I live in a densely packed suburb in NJ. My neighbor is a mechanic and he operates a commercial car repair business out of his home day and night. There have been frequent nights where he is out there using an air gun, banging metal, or loudly unloading equipment as late as 11 PM. I have to get up REALLY early for work and it is just killing me. I've talked with him about it, then I've yelled at him, finally now I've got to do something else besides personal confrontation or it's going to get physical.
To be clear this isn't a guy changing oil in his spare time. He once bragged about how great his alarm system is. He said he needed it to protect the hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment in his garage. He's got everything in there short of a hydraulic lift. Tow trucks pull up and drop off customers cars regularly and I've had his clients cars sit outside my house for weeks on end. People will be randomly standing around on my front lawn when I look outside waiting for their cars to be done. I find trash on my lawn frequently from cars that were brushed out. When I complain he apologizes but does nothing to change his behavior.
If it was a 9 to 5 thing I probably would just grit my teeth and bare it, but he has absolutely no respect for his neighbors. We're talking about 6k square foot lots here. I can practically reach the property line out of my side window. I've instituted a zero tolerance policy with night noise and have started calling the cops every time it happens. But I'm kind of afraid of that backfiring if I'm always calling 911 for what isn't really an emergency. Is there any other kind of legal recourse I can go through. I don't live in a HOA or anything so that's not an option.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I'm at the end of my sleep deprived rope.