Town of Lockport, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lockport 12-3-2003 by L.L. No. 6-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs — See Ch. 80.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 182.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 187.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Town Board to prevent unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise. It is the intention of the Town Board to maintain reasonable noise levels within the Town of Lockport so as to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare and to foster convenience, peace and quiet within the Town by the inhabitants and transients within the Town of Lockport. The Town Board finds that every person is entitled to have maintained noise levels which are not detrimental to life, health, comfort or the ability to sleep and to have the enjoyment of property and that excessive and unreasonable noise within the Town of Lockport affects and is a menace to public health, safety, welfare and comfort of the people of the Town.
This chapter shall be known as the "Noise Control Law of the Town of Lockport."
A. 
No person shall cause or permit to be caused any noise which can be heard by a person with normal hearing beyond the boundaries of property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by him, or upon which he is located, that shall unreasonably disturb, alarm or interfere with the comfort, repose or peace of other persons.
B. 
No internal combustion engine shall be operated at any time or place in the Town of Lockport without an adequate muffler designed and manufactured to suppress exhaust noise or in such a manner that the noises emitted therefrom shall unreasonably disturb, annoy or interfere with the comfort, repose or peace of other persons.
C. 
No dog owner or other person harboring or having custody or control of any dog or dogs in the Town shall permit or allow such dog or dogs to engage in ongoing, habitual, frequent or continuous howling, barking, whining or crying or other noise which shall unreasonably disturb, annoy or interfere with the comfort, repose or peace of any person off the premises where the dog or dogs are harbored or the owner resides.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 80, Dogs, § 80-3.
D. 
No person shall maintain or operate any radio, record player, tape recorder, musical devices or instruments or other device designed for the creation, broadcast or emission of music or other sounds at such a level that the noise emitted therefrom shall unreasonably disturb, annoy or interfere with the comfort, repose or peace of any person not on the premises on which such device is located.
E. 
No person shall engage in construction or demolition activities which emit noise audible on any premises containing a residence between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., provided that, in the event of emergency or extreme circumstances necessitating such work, the Building Inspector may issue a permit authorizing an exception to this subsection subject to such conditions as he shall determine.
A violation of this chapter is an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a period of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed so as to deny or abridge the substantive rights of persons as guaranteed by the New York State or United States Constitutions or statutes.
B. 
Section 123-3A and B of this chapter shall not be construed to prohibit any activity of any person engaged in an agricultural activity as an occupation.