Temporary Noise Permit

Noise Ordinance Overview

Chapter 740 of the City Code states "no person or entity shall organize a gathering outdoors where amplified sound is used after 10:00 p.m. or if the amplified sound can be heard by 25 or more people at the same time."

This Ordinance is in Effect:
Monday - Friday:
Before 7:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Holidays:
Before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
Sundays:
Before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.

​Temporary Noise Permit Overview

A temporary noise exceeding the requirements listed above will be allowed provided a permit is obtained from the City in advance of the noise occurring. A person making an application for a permit shall include:
  • The reason for requesting the temporary noise permit
  • A description of the property from which the noise will originate (if applicable)
  • The nature of the event occurring
  • The time period for which the temporary noise permit is requested
  • The operation or procedure to be employed during the period of the temporary noise permit

​Requirements for Granting a Temporary Noise Permit

  • Permits for 24 hours or less: When a temporary noise permit is issued for an event 24 hours or less in duration and the noise will originate from a specific property, the applicant must notify all property owners within 350 feet of the boundaries of the property for which the permit is issued
  • Permits for over 24 hours: When a temporary noise permit is requested for an event more than 24 hours in duration and the noise will originate from a specific property, the applicant must submit, with the application, a set of address labels for all property owners with 350 feet of the boundaries of the property for which the permit is issued
  • Mobile noise sources: When a temporary noise permit application is for a mobile source of noise, the applicant shall provide information on the type of equipment, dates, and times of the proposed operation and locations in which the equipment or noise will be heard. 

​Duration


A temporary noise permit granted by the City shall not exceed 90 days.

​Criteria for Issuance of Permit


 A temporary noise permit to create noise which is not in compliance may be granted upon a finding that:
  • The noise will be of a temporary duration and the source of the noise cannot be operated or performed in a manner that will comply with the provisions 
  • The costs of abatement, control or alternative activity, or time sequence are unreasonably high in relation to the benefits achieved
  • The measures necessary to abate or avoid potential noise conflict with other important values, including, but not limited to: aesthetic quality, ecological conditions, or safety
  • No other reasonable alternative is available to the applicant