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Unless exempted by section 4.084 of this code, the following acts are declared to be noise disturbances – however this enumeration shall not be deemed an exclusive list of the violations of section 4.080(2) or section 4.081 of this code, nor shall the recitation of specific prohibitions below be deemed the exclusive and entire listing of unlawful noise disturbances for each subcategory.

(a) Sound producing, amplifying or reproducing equipment. Operating or permitting the use or operation of any device designed for sound production, amplification, or reproduction, including but not limited to a radio, drums and other musical instruments, phonograph, television set, tape recorder, loud speaker, or other similar device:

(1) Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following day so as to be plainly audible within any dwelling unit which is not the source of the sound; or

(2) On public property or on a public right-of-way so as to be plainly audible fifty feet or more from such device, except as specifically authorized in writing by the city, county, state or federal government.

(b) Animals. Keeping, or permitting the keeping of any animal or fowl otherwise permitted to be kept which, by any sound, cry or behavior causes vocal or other sounds on a sustained basis during a 15-minute period shall constitute a noise disturbance.

(Section 4.083 added by Ordinance No. 16229, enacted September 13, 1971; amended by Ordinance No. 17434, enacted July 28, 1975; Ordinance No. 19274, enacted August 13, 1984; Ordinance No. 19697, enacted June 25, 1990; Ordinance No. 19770, enacted April 22, 1991, effective May 22, 1991; Ordinance No. 19902, enacted February 17, 1993, effective March 19, 1993; Ordinance No. 20301, enacted November 10, 2003, effective December 10, 2003; and Ordinance No. 20378, enacted February 26, 2007, effective April 4, 2007.)