Town of Sharon, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as Art. 10, § 22, of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alarms — See Ch. 109.
Animal control — See Ch. 116, Art. II.
Hawkers and peddlers — See Ch. 166.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 208.
Except as otherwise provided, the creation of any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in the Town is prohibited. Noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the life, health, comfort or property of any individual is prohibited. The unreasonable or unnecessary use of any horn or signal device on any motor vehicle, the playing or use of any radio, phonograph, musical instrument, loud speaker or other device, for any purpose, so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any dwelling or other place of residence, and the creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, hospital, institution or place of public assembly which unreasonably interferes with the working thereof, shall constitute acts which, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a commercial vehicle in a residential area of the Town of Sharon between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. in a manner which creates unnecessary, objectionable and unreasonable noise. Vehicles equipped with audible warning systems shall be operated in a manner which limits the objectionable noise within these hours to the maximum extent feasible while complying with any applicable laws. For purposes of this section, noise which is plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet from the vehicle shall be prima facie evidence of unnecessary, objectionable and unreasonable noise. Activities necessitated by exigent emergency circumstances impacting on life, safety or protection of property shall be exempt from this section.