Amplified Noise Ordinance

Posted in: Montgomery Area
A person may not make noise or use sound equipment in public between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or operate sound equipment in a vehicle audible or causing a vibration 30 feet from the equipment. A person may not use sound equipment that produces sound audible beyond the property line of a residence in a residential area between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

A person may not use sound equipment audible beyond the property line of a residence in a residential area that produces sound in excess of 75 decibels. (Sound Equipment means a loud speaker, public address system, amplification system, or other sound producing device)

The police say if you?•re playing loud music or making loud noise and someone can hear it 30 feet away, you?•re violating the law.

If it bothers somebody, the person should be cited for loud noise.

Playgrounds, schools and things of that nature are exempt, but noise from a car is not.

Under the Texas Neighborhood Abatement Act, sheriff?•s departments must investigate county noise problems.

?’If the violation is not corrected within a given amount of time, the individual can be taken to a justice of the peace court ... the fines can be anywhere from $10 to $200 for the first offense?“.
Those fines are for the county. Violations are punishable by $500.
yes, I agree with this. especially the car sounds, for instance CAR ALARMS! I am sure it costs a lot less to pay for your car alarm to be desensitised then it would cost if the person were fined for the car alarm constantly going off, but, it's their problem if they get fined, maybe that's what it takes for some people to learn their lesson.Wink
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Hello there,


We're looking to buy a house in Camelot II, we'd really love to hear from people living or having lived there. We have a baby and would like to make sure the area is safe...


Thank you so much,


           On the issue of playing loud music or making loud noise that is pigeon holing people that play music.  If the law is, if someone you can hear it from 30 ft. away the noise maker should be fined, then good luck mowing your lawn, getting your house remodled or re-shingled.  Also sorry you got dual exhaust on your gas guzzler or muscle car looks like we are going to have to ticket you.  Your tires on your car much to loud here is a citation.  Sorry you couldn't get any food from the grocery store those darned big rigs are to loud.  Sorry you got nailed by that train on the railroad tracks they are not able to sound the horn anymore because it is to loud.  City ordinace and laws should not be put into affect for just special cases.  If anyone can tell me why this is OK, then by all means please reply.

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