Borough of Dumont, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont by Ord. No. 951 (Secs. 13-57 through 13-60 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 102.
Amusements — See Ch. 114.
Animals — See Ch. 119.
Entertainment licensing — See Ch. 203.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 289.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 295

§ 270-1 Prohibited acts.

Whereas excessive sound or noise is a nuisance to the public health, welfare, safety and the quality of life, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation or their agents or employees to commit any of the following acts in such a manner that any noise or sound is produced that is plainly audible across any real property boundary line or through individual dwelling units between the hours of 11:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. the following day Sunday through Friday; 11:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Saturday; and 11:00 p.m. Saturday through 8:00 a.m. Sundays and legal holidays:
A. 
Animal. The keeping of any animal (including dogs and cats) or bird which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of persons in the vicinity.
B. 
Construction or repairing of buildings. The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any buildings or structure.
C. 
Domestic power tool. The use of any domestic power tools, including but not limited to lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, sanders, grinders, etc., so as to disturb the quiet or repose of anyone in the vicinity.
D. 
Hawker and peddler. The shouting, crying or bell ringing of peddlers, hawkers and vendors for the purpose of attracting attention to any performance, show, sale or display of merchandise.
E. 
Motorized vehicle repair. Repairing, rebuilding, modifying or testing any motor vehicle, motorcycle or motorboat in such a manner as to disturb the quiet or repose of any person in the vicinity.
F. 
Muffler or sound-dissipative device.
(1) 
Operating or causing to be operated any motor vehicle or motorcycle not equipped with a muffler or other sound-dissipative device in good working order and in constant operation.
(2) 
Operating or causing to be operated any motor vehicle or motorcycle with a muffler or sound-dissipative device that has been rendered inoperative or modified so that it produces a higher level of noise than the standard muffler or sound-dissipative device that is supplied for that vehicle.
G. 
Other loud noise. Any other loud, obnoxious or unreasonable noise which disturbs the quiet and repose of anyone in the vicinity.
H. 
Radio, television set, phonograph and other device used for sound reproduction. The use of a radio, television receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device used for the production or reproduction of sound, whether it is stationary, portable or in a motor vehicle, which shall disturb persons in the vicinity.
I. 
Yelling, shouting and similar acts. Yelling, shouting or any other like noises at any place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity.

§ 270-2 Exemptions.

A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any utility company or governmental agency in the performance of emergency repairs or construction that is required to be performed in the interest of public safety, health or welfare.
B. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the sounding of any fire, burglar or civil defense alarm, siren, whistle or Borough of Dumont public announcement activity for actual emergency purposes, or for the testing of any emergency signaling device.

§ 270-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-17-2007 by Ord. No. 1334]
Any person found in violation of any section of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined as follows:
A. 
First offense: $100.
B. 
Second offense: $200.
C. 
Third and subsequent offenses: not less than $250.

§ 270-4 Enforcement.

The enforcement of this chapter shall be the duty of the Police Department of the Borough of Dumont.