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Loud radios, sound sets, etc.

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There are no permits the city issues to allow loud music in residential areas and for house parties.  

Sec. 25-66. - Loud radios, sound sets, etc.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a radio receiving set, phonograph or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism within the city, at any time in such a manner as to permit the same to be heard at a distance of more than one hundred twenty-five (125) feet from the premises where such radio receiving set, phonograph, or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism is located, when the sound of such radio receiving set, phonograph, or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism is operated in such a manner as to create an excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise that a reasonable person of normal sensitivity residing in the area is caused discomfort or annoyance.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit to be operated any radio receiving set, phonograph, or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. within the city in such a manner that the sound from such radio set, phonograph, sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism may be heard off of the premises upon which it is operated in such a manner as to create an excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise that a reasonable person of normal sensitivity residing in the area is caused discomfort or annoyance.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a radio receiving set, phonograph, or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism continuously for more than two and one-half (2-1/2) hours without an intermission of not less than thirty (30) minutes when the sound from the radio receiving set, phonograph or sound producing or sound reproducing mechanism can be heard off of the premises upon which it is being operated in such a manner as to create an excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise that a reasonable person of normal sensitivity residing in the area is caused discomfort or annoyance.

(d) An event being held pursuant to a city-issued special event and/or event permit shall be exempt from the provisions of this section provided that the event is operating in accordance with the conditions of that permit.

(Code 1963, §§ 21-16—21-18; Ord. No. 1567, §§ 1, 2, 11-8-88; Ord. No. 2899, § 1, 6-24-14)

Cross reference— Amplified sound in Thunderbird Park, § 27-93.

State Law reference— Disturbing the peace, A.R.S. § 13-2904.

Updated 3/16/2021 10:06 AM
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