(A)   No person shall generate or permit to be generated unreasonable noise or loud sound which is likely to cause inconvenience or annoyance to persons of ordinary sensibilities by means of a radio, phonograph, television, tape player, loudspeaker or any other sound-amplifying device, or by any horn, drum, piano or other musical or percussion instrument.
   (B)   It is prima facie unlawful for a person to generate or permit to be generated sound by the above described devices or instruments in the following circumstances:
      (1)   On private property between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of the following day in a predominantly residential area where the sound is audible more than 80 feet from the property line of the property on which the source of the sound is located; or
      (2)   On a street, highway or in the public right-of-way where the sound is audible 100 feet from the device generating the sound. Persons in possession of a current parade permit are exempt from the provisions of this division (B).
   (C)   No person, being the owner or person in possession of a premises, or being the person in control of the premises by reason of employment, agency or otherwise, whether such ownership, possession or control is exclusive or joint, shall permit a violation of this section.
   (D)   Warning and alarm devices which have the purpose of signaling unsafe or dangerous situations or calling for police are exempt from the prohibitions of this section when used for such purposes.
   (E)   In any violation of this section involving sound equipment in a motor vehicle, both the sound equipment and the motor vehicle are hereby deemed to be contraband and shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture under Ohio R.C. 2981.11 through 2981.13(A) and § 606.24 of this code of ordinances.
(Ord. 219-1998, passed 11-9-1998)