Chapter 15.30


15.30.010    Acts prohibited.

15.30.020    Exemptions.

15.30.030    Penalties.


Ord. 396    08/14/90


Ord. 464    05/12/92

15.30.010 Acts prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to operate, or for any person in possession of real or personal property to permit any person to operate, any of the following sources of sound or noise in a manner in which the sound or noise can be heard by the human ear 150 feet or greater from the source or beyond apparent property lines, whichever is greater:

(1) Radios;

(2) Televisions;

(3) Devices capable of playing prerecorded items, including, but not limited to, audio/videotapes, records and compact discs;

(4) Amplified musical instruments;

(5) Amplifiers regardless of the source of the sound to be amplified.

Provided that, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., the permissible distance for the transmission of sound or noise shall not exceed seventy-five (75) feet.

15.30.020 Exemptions.

The following are exempt from the requirements of this chapter:

(1) Any emergency response or law enforcement person acting in an official capacity;

(2) Any person acting in an emergency situation;

(3) Permanent commercial amplification systems in existence prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter as amended; provided, that no changes shall be made to the system which result in increased sound levels;

(4) Civic or school events including, but not limited to, carnivals, fairs, parades and athletic events;

(5) Temporary commercial amplification systems used in isolated enterprises which are not regularly and permanently conducted such as auctions, traveling rodeos and amusement rides.

15.30.030 Penalties.

Any person violating this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.