Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(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 live performance, radio, phonograph, disc player, television, video or audio tape player, public address system, bullhorn, loudspeaker, or any other devise designed and/or utilized for the purpose of producing and/or amplifying sound, or by any horn, siren, drum or other musical or percussion instrument, or any other device used to produce sound in excess of the below described decibel limits.
(B) These restrictions shall only apply to noise that is capable of being measured from any public or private property bearing a residential zoning classification:
(1) Any noise or sound in excess of 65 decibels between the nighttime hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m;
(2) Any noise or sound in excess of 75 decibels between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. is prohibited;
(3) Any amplified sound or noise emanating from a motor vehicle that can be measured from a distance greater than 100 feet from any public or private road or right-of-way is prohibited;
(4) Any activity not exempted in § 92.03, which generates sound regardless of frequency that is more than 10 decibels above the ambient noise level when measured from within any dwelling unit during daytime hours; and
(5) (a) Any activity not exempted in § 92.03, which generates sound regardless of frequency that is more than 5 decibels above the ambient noise level when measured from within any dwelling unit during nighttime hours.
(b) AMBIENT NOISE LEVEL is defined as the sound level which exists at a point of measurement in the absence of the sound the noise emission of which is measured, being the total effect of all other sounds coming from near and far. The total of all noise in the environment, other than the noise from the source of interest. This term is used interchangeably with the term BACKGROUND NOISE.
(Ord. 3, 2003, passed 4-10-2003; Am. Ord. 29, 2003, passed 1-8-2004) Penalty, see § 92.99