Application for Variance from Noise Control Ordinance

Noise Variances are issued by the Police Department. A noise variance does NOT give anyone the right to create excessive noise to the point that it bothers others. It DOES allow individuals or groups hosting special events to use amplified sound during certain times. A variance should be obtained for infrequent, short-term events or activities.

AMPLIFIED SOUND OR MUSIC - Amplified musical instruments, amplified music or voice between 9 p.m. - 8 a.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends (Saturday or Sunday).

CONSTRUCTION - Variance needed 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends.

Noise Variance requests for bands or amplified music at private house parties or bars / nightclubs will NOT be approved!

Block Parties or Events at City Parks - must obtain an Activity Permit from the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

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