Town of DeRuyter, New York

Noise Law

I. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Town of DeRuyter to prevent excessive, unnecessary, unusually loud or unreasonable noise, which may jeopardize the well-being, public health, comfort, convenience, safety and welfare of its citizens and the peace and quiet of its



II. In the Town of Town of DeRuyter no person, including any person owning, occupying or having charge of any building or premises, or any part thereof, shall cause, suffer or allow any unreasonable noise, including any unreasonable noise in the operation or use of any radio or

other mechanical or electrical or reproducing device, instrument or machine, whether located

inside or outside of a building.


A. The term "unreasonable noise" shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the



(1) motor vehicle engine or exhaust noise that exceeds the normal operating

noise of the vehicle as designed and constructed by the original manufacturer of the

vehicle, as well as noise from the spinning or squealing of tires at any time;


(2) noise from a barking dog or other animal for such an extended period of time as to

annoy, disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a

reasonable person of normal sensitivities;


(3) the creation of any loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise that annoys, disturbs, injures

or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a reasonable person of

normal sensitivities, including, but not limited to the playing of any radio, sound-amplifying equipment, musical or other instrument or device in such manner and of such volume as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling, residence, business or other building between the following hours:


(a) Sunday - Thursday from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following day;


(b) Friday - Saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. the following day.


B. The provisions and restrictions of this local law shall not apply to the conduct of sound

agricultural practices as defined and construed under the Town of DeRuyter Right-To-Farm Law.


III.  Any person who violates any section of this local law or fails to obey any lawful order of

any law enforcement officer and/or code enforcement officer charged with the enforcement

of the provisions contained herein shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine

of not less than $100.00, and not more than $250.00, and may be imprisoned for a period

not to exceed fifteen (15) days. Every day of continued violation shall constitute a separate



IV. This local law shall take effect immediately upon its filing with the Secretary of State.

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