Town of Snow Hill, MD
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Snow Hill 12-11-1990 as Ord. No. 1990-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary, unnatural or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the corporate limits of the Town of Snow Hill.
The following acts, among others, are hereby declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this chapter, but said enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive:
The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle on any street, way, avenue or alley or other public place of the Town of Snow Hill except as a danger warning; the creation, by means of any such signaling device, of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of any such device for an unreasonable or unnecessary length of time; the use of any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust; and the use of any such signaling device when traffic is for any reason held up.
The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for the convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50) feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter.
Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m., or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence or any persons in the vicinity.
Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.) for the first offense and a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both, for the second and each subsequent offense.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.