Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Loud Neighbors
Q: Last year I heard that a noise ordinance law had passed regarding cars or homes playing loud music. There were fines that would be given and increase per incident. My neighborhood is very noisy and it is difficult to sleep at times as well as just keeping my sanity due to a constant noisy environment. This morning I phoned dispatch regarding a neighbor who has two barking dogs. She informed me I would need to contact Animal Control. I questioned the noise ordinance law and she informed me there is no such law. I searched the City of South Bend home page and cannot find such ordinance in place. Does this mean anyone who desires peace and quiet will now have to endure noise from disrespectful people with no concequences to their actions?

A: City Ordinance 13-57 covers loud and "unreasonable" noise, and is enforcable in these circumstances. For animal related problems, you should contact the South Bend Animal Control as they are responsible for the enforcement of animal noise problems and other animal issues.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 3:04 PM  

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