§ 8-32-070

Music and amplified sound

a.

No person on the public way shall employ any device or instrument that creates or amplifies sound, including but not limited to any loudspeaker, bullhorn, amplifier, public address system, musical instrument, radio or device that plays recorded music, to generate any sound, for the purpose of communication or entertainment, that is louder than average conversational level at a distance of 100 feet or more, measured vertically or horizontally, from the source.

b.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., no person on any private open space shall employ any device or instrument that creates or amplifies sound, including but not limited to any loudspeaker, bullhorn, amplifier, public address system, musical instrument, radio or device that plays recorded music, to generate any sound, for the purpose of communication or entertainment, that is louder than average conversational level at a distance of 100 feet or more from the property line of the property from which the noise is being generated.

c.

The limitations imposed in this section do not apply between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. to a person participating in: (1) a public assembly, as that term is defined in Section 10-8-334; or (2) a parade, athletic event, or outdoor special event, as defined in Sections 10-8-330, 10-8-332, or 10-8-335 of this Code; provided that a permit has been issued for the parade, athletic event or outdoor special event, if required, and the person is in compliance with the permit.

d.

The limitations imposed in this section do not apply to emergency and non-emergency signal devices as described in sections 8-32-100 and 8-32-110 of this Code, respectively.

(Added Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. II, § 5)

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