Chapter 9.18


9.18.010    Excessive noise prohibited.

9.18.020    Violation – Penalty.

9.18.010 Excessive noise prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person:

A. To use or operate any motor vehicle, power shovel, pneumatic hammer, amplified sound device, or other apparatus, the use or operation of which is attended by loud or unusual noise, between the hours of ten p.m. and seven a.m., except by the written permission of the mayor, which permission shall only be granted if the public benefit of the operation or use of such apparatus or vehicle during those hours outweighs the annoyance, inconvenience or injury to the public caused by the noise;

B. To create unreasonable noise which disturbs the peace and privacy of another in their residence, by the use of any amplified sound device or other electronic apparatus, and with reckless disregard that the conduct is having that effect after being informed that it is having that effect;

C. As used in this section, noise is unreasonable if, considering the nature and purpose of the defendant’s conduct and the circumstances known to the defendant, including the nature of the location and the time of day or night, the conduct involves a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would follow in the same situation. “Noise” does not include speech that is constitutionally protected. (Ord. 92-07 §4: Ord. 88-7 §3(part): Ord. 86-6 §3(part))

9.18.020 Violation – Penalty.

Violation of this chapter shall constitute an infraction and shall be punishable by a maximum fine of up to three hundred dollars. (Ord. 88-7 §3(part): Ord. 86-6 §3(part))