Chapter 106 NOISE.
Section 106-8 PROHIBITED NOISE.
A. Generally. It shall be unlawful for any person to create any unreasonably loud,
unnecessary noise. Noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the life
or health of any person or unreasonably to disturb or annoy the quiet, comfort or repose of any
person is hereby prohibited.
B. Specific Acts as Noise Disturbances.
The following acts are declared to be noise disturbances in violation of this Chapter,
that the acts so specified shall not be deemed to be an exclusive enumeration of those acts which
may constitute a noise disturbance under Section 106-8(A):
1. Operating or causing to be operated any equipment used in construction, repair,
demolition work on buildings, structures, streets, alleys, drainage or public utility systems or
parts thereof, and appurtenances thereto in the outdoors between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00
a.m. the following day, except as provided in Section 106-15.
2. Repairing, rebuilding or modifying any motor vehicle or other mechanical device
use districts between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.
3. The collection of trash or refuse in residential use districts between the hours
of 9:00 p.m. and
7:00 a.m. the following day.
4. Loading or unloading trucks in the outdoors within one hundred (100) yards of a
between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day; provided that this subsection
shall not apply to any business that has been in operation at its current location since prior to
January 1, 1980.
(Ord. No. 01-06 amended 1-23-06-Effective Upon Passage)
5. Sounding the horn or warning device of a vehicle, except when necessary as a warning
the operation of the vehicle. Sounding of such horn or other device more than once every two (2)
minutes in any one town block and with a duration of more than five (5) seconds for any single
emission shall be
prima face evidence of violation of this section.
6. Operating or permitting the use or operation of any radio receiving set,
television, phonograph or any other device for the production of sound, between the hours of
10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day, in such a manner as to be plainly audible across
property boundaries or through partitions common to two (2) residences within a building
7. Operating or permitting the operation of any radio, tape player, compact disc
player or other
device for the production of sound on a public right-of-way or in a public place in such a way
that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50) feet from such device, whether or not
the device is situated within a motor vehicle.
8. Owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any animal which frequently or habitually
barks, meows, squawks or makes such other noise as is plainly audible across property
boundaries or through partitions common to two (2) residences within a building.
9. The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or
such a manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noises.
10. The discharge of the exhaust of any internal combustion engine into the open
through a device which will effectively prohibit loud and explosive noises.
(Ord. No. 12-04 Added Entire Section 10-11-04)