Noise Regulations

LOUD NOISE PROHIBITED.

(A) No person shall disturb the good order and quiet of the Village by noises of intoxication, drunkenness, fighting, quarreling, wrangling, committing assault, assault and battery, using obscene or profane language in the streets and other public places, or from residences, to the annoyance of the citizens, or otherwise violating the public peace by indecent and disorderly conduct, or by lewd and lascivious behavior, or by threatening nor inflicting violence or abuse to the person or property of others. 

(B) No person shall demolish or engage in loud construction to any building in or adjacent to a residential area between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am. Emergency repair, utilities, and industrial operations shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.

(C) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

 

EXCESSIVE VEHICLE NOISE PROHIBITED.

(A) No person while operating a motor vehicle (as MOTOR VEHICLE is defined in OBC Section 70.01) shall make, continue, or cause to be made any unreasonably loud, excessive, unnecessary, or unusual noise, or unreasonable noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others within the limits of the Village.

(B) The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise in violation of this section, but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:

(1) The use of any vehicle so out of repair as to create loud and unnecessary noise.

(2) The sounding of any horn or signal device on any vehicle, which creates any unreasonably loud or harsh sound, or the sounding of any such device for any unnecessary or unreasonable period of time, except as a danger signal.

(3) The operation of any vehicle in any manner, such as by rapid acceleration, turning, backing, or starting and stopping the vehicle, so as to cause an unusual or excessive noise from the contact of any tire of the vehicle upon the surface where the vehicle is being operated.

(4) The making of loud, explosive, or excessive noise with any vehicle or device connected therewith; the unnecessary racing of a motor while running idle; or the opening of any muffler on any vehicle in any manner so as to create excessive noise to the annoyance of the public.

(C) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.