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.