Village of Fairport, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fairport 6-17-1941 (Ch. 32 of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 169.
Peddlers, solicitors and canvassers — See Ch. 358.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 500.
This chapter shall be known as the "Noise Ordinance."
Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the creation of any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in the Village of Fairport is prohibited. Noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the life or health of any individual is prohibited.
The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this chapter, but said enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
A. 
The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle, except as a danger signal; the sounding of a multi-toned or musical horn; the creation by means of any such signal device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound and the sounding of such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time, except that this subsection shall not apply to vehicles of the Fire Department, Police Department, emergency vehicles of the municipal departments or emergency vehicles of public-service corporations or ambulances.
B. 
The playing of any radio, television, phonograph, musical instrument or other machine or device for the producing, reproducing or amplification of sound in such a manner or with such volume, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as to annoy the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence. It shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section if the sound emanating from such machine or device is:
[Amended 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]
(1) 
Audible beyond the property line of the premises upon which it is being used between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(2) 
Audible at a distance of 50 feet beyond the property line of the premises upon which it is being used between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
(3) 
Audible at a distance of 50 feet from such machine or device if operated from within a motor vehicle on a public street.
C. 
The keeping of any animal or bird which by causing frequent or long-continued noise shall disturb the comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity.
D. 
The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud or unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.
E. 
The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal-combustion engine, air compressor or motor vehicle or motorboat engine or the making of a mechanical noise by a compressor or refrigeration unit, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
[Amended 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]
F. 
The sounding of any bell, except church bells, siren, alarm or any other warning device or gong attached to any building or premises which disturbs the quiet or repose of the persons in the vicinity thereof.
[Amended 8-13-1990 by L.L. No. 6-1990]
G. 
The unreasonable and unnecessary sounding and crying of peddlers, hawkers and vendors which disturbs the quiet and repose of the neighborhood.
H. 
The use of any drum, loudspeaker or other instrument or device to create noise for the purpose of attracting attention to any performance, show, sale or display of merchandise or for advertising of any nature.
I. 
The use of mechanical loudspeakers or amplifiers on trucks or other vehicles, except police trucks or vehicles, for advertising or other purposes.
J. 
In any public park, or on adjacent waterways, or on any public street, sidewalk or parking lot, the playing of radios, phonographs, tape recorders or similar devices which interfere with the peace and tranquility of any other person present in the park or on adjacent waterways, or on a street, sidewalk or parking lot, or in the vicinity thereof, other than in conjunction with authorized entertainment and events under the auspices of the Town Recreation Department and/or under the authority of the Village Board.
[Added 11-12-1984 by L.L. No. 5-1984]
K. 
The loading or unloading of any vehicle or the opening or destruction of bales, boxes, crates or containers in such a manner as to create loud or explosive noises.
[Added 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]
[Amended 11-7-1952; 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990[1]]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a penalty not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
This chapter shall take effect on July 1, 1941.