Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 12-7-1970 as Ch. 12, Art. I, of the 1970 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 64.

Animals — See Ch. 71.

Noise — See Ch. 166.

§ 182-1
Abandoned iceboxes, refrigerators and similar receptacles. 

§ 182-2
Handbills and other advertising matter. 

§ 182-3
Loudspeaker apparatus. 

§ 182-4
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 182-1 Abandoned iceboxes, refrigerators and similar receptacles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to leave outside of any building or dwelling in a place accessible to children any abandoned, unattended or discarded icebox, refrigerator or any other similar container or receptacle of any kind which has an airtight door or lock which may not be released for opening from the inside of said icebox, refrigerator, container or receptacle, unless the latching or locking mechanism on the door or doors of the same have been removed or unless the door or doors of the same are removed or bolted and locked in such a manner that it is impossible to open the same by use of the hands.

§ 182-2 Handbills and other advertising matter.




No person shall post any handbill, notice or advertisement of any kind whatsoever or print, paint, stamp or otherwise mark any words, letters, figures, signs or tokens of any sort or kind on any flagstone, curbstones, sidewalks, telegraph, telephone or electric light pole, shade tree or fence or on any public property of the village.


This subsection shall not apply to the posting of legal notices.


Littering. The littering or cluttering up of public streets or public places by advertising commercial matter or handbills is hereby prohibited.


Throwing handbills on porches or into automobiles. No handbills shall be distributed by throwing them on a porch or into an automobile.


This section shall be construed to include the distribution of the matter enumerated herein from an airplane.

§ 182-3 Loudspeaker apparatus.


Limitation on hours permitted. For the protection of the welfare, peace, safety and health of the citizens of the village, the use of loudspeaker apparatus within the Village of Spring Valley shall be limited to within the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., any day. No use of loudspeaker apparatus is permitted on Saturday, Sunday, Jewish holy days, Christmas and all holidays, secular and religious, as designated by the County of Rockland.

[Amended 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 7-2005]


Permit required. Before the operation of loudspeaker apparatus, the person desiring to use the same shall first secure a permit for its use within the incorporated limits of the Village from the Police Department. Upon the application for the permit, the Chief of Police or other duly authorized member of the Village Police Department shall issue the necessary permit for the use of such loudspeaker apparatus. Upon application to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley, the Board may waive the requirement to secure a permit for a specific event.

[Amended 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 7-2005]


Control over volume. The Police Department shall at all times have full and complete control over the volume of said loudspeaker apparatus while in use within the village.

§ 182-4 Penalties for offenses.

Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.) or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both. Violations may be prosecuted in accordance with the Penal Law.