Township of Falls, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Falls Township 12-6-1955; amended in its entirety 12-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-9. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 170.

§ 155-1 Prohibited noises.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to produce, reproduce or make any loud or unnecessary or disturbing noise by the loud or repeated or unnecessary or disturbing ringing of bells, by the unnecessary or repeated or disturbing blowing of horns, by the public or loud or disturbing amplification of the human voice by means of electrical or mechanical loudspeakers, by the loud or public or disturbing playing of music, either with or without an amplification thereof by electrical or mechanical devices, or to make any other similar form of loud or disturbing or unnecessary noise between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., prevailing time.

§ 155-2 Permit for use of loudspeakers.

The use of loudspeakers or other mechanical amplification of the human voice or other mechanical noise shall be permitted for business, political, charitable, religious or amusement purposes, provided that such reproduction of the human voice or reproduction of other noises shall be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, and further provided that a person desiring to make such reproduction by amplification of the human voice or other mechanical noise shall first obtain a permit from the Township Manager permitting the same.

§ 155-3 Application for permit; fee.

The application for such permit shall be made to the Township Manager or a person designated by the Township Manager, and such application shall set forth the name of the person or organization desiring to use such mobile broadcasting facilities or such reproductions or other noises and the purpose for which the same shall be used, and such application shall also be accompanied by a fee of $10 for such permit.

§ 155-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-13; 1-25-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary violation and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this chapter. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. In default of the payment of any fine, the defendant shall be sentenced to imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Township are hereby authorized to file a citation for such summary violation and seek any other available relief at law or equity, including injunction, to enforce compliance with this chapter.