It is unlawful for any person to create or allow the creation of any noise which causes the noise level to exceed the noise standard for a period not less than 30 minutes when measured at the property boundary or beyond. The noise cannot exceed the noise standard plus 15 decibels (dB) in any one-minute average or the noise standard plus 20 dB at any time during measurement. The noise standards for the particular land use districts in the Town are as follows:
- Residential: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 52dB, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 62dB
- Office, Retail: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 62dB
- Commercial: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 67dB
- Industrial: Anytime 70dB
Prohibited Noise, which is defined as any unreasonably loud or disturbing noise which is offensive to an adult person within the Town and renders the enjoyment of life or property uncomfortable or interferes with public peace and comfort, is also not allowed in the Town. The Environmental Health Services Division may be contacted to address noise concerns, or the Police Department may be contacted after hours to address prohibited noise violations. To report noise violations, please call the Environmental Services Division at 972.874.6340 or the Police Department at 972.539.0525 after normal work hours.