Davis Municipal Code Chapter 24

NOISE REGULATIONS

24.04.070 Regulations—Registration statements.

(a)Upon approval of a registration statement pursuant to section 24.04.040, any activity conducted on public or private property pursuant to such registration statement and in connection with an outdoor or indoor public or private concert, dance, party, or any similar event, shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 24.02.020 and 24.05.010, but shall remain subject to the provisions of sections 24.02.030 and, furthermore, shall be subject to the standards set forth in subsection (c) of this section.

(b)Upon approval of a registration statement for any activity conducted within a dwelling unit located within a multiple-family structure, including condominiums, such activity shall be exempt from the provisions of section 24.02.020(c), but shall remain subject to all other provisions of this chapter including the provisions of subsection (c) of this section.

(c)Any activity for which a registration statement is approved pursuant to this article shall be subject to the following conditions:

(1)The exemptions provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall remain in effect until 12:00 Midnight in residential zones and 12:30 A.M. in other zones, on Saturday, and Sunday mornings and any night preceding a holiday or until 10:00 P.M. on any other night. After that time the exemptions shall expire and any and all activities conducted shall be subject to all otherwise applicable provisions of this chapter.

(2)The applicant shall provide written notice of the event to residents within two hundred yards of the property plane of the property on which the activity is to be held and in multiple dwellings, to all residences located on the same parcel at least fourteen days prior to the date of the event. The notice shall include the date of distribution of the notification, the name of the permit holder, the address and the telephone number of the host property, the date and hours during which the event is permitted to take place, and the statement "approval of the permit for this proposed event may be appealed to the Davis Police Department within five days of the receipt of this notice."

(3)Speakers for sound amplification equipment shall be directed, to the extent feasible, toward open or unoccupied space and away from residentially occupied property.

(4)Approval of a registration statement may be conditioned upon such other terms as may be necessary to insure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

(d)Sound amplifying equipment shall not be utilized for more than four total hours within any twenty-four-hour period.

(e)The only sounds permitted on the sound amplification system shall be either music or human speech, or both. (Ord. No. 1700, § 1 (part); Ord. No. 1854, §§ 19—21; Ord. No. 1955 (part).)

(Ord. 1955, Amended, 07/29/1998)

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