What are the Noise Ordinances in Grand Ledge?

The Noise Ordinances can be found in Chapter 148, Article VI, Section 14 of the City Code of Ordinances. The first three sections of this ordinance deal with specific acts that are prohibited. The following is a summary of those sections. If you believe that a section of this ordinance is being violated, contact the Police Department at 517-627-2115.

  • Section B No person shall willfully act in an obscene, disorderly, or riotous manner in a public place so that his conduct is observed by another person and disturbs the peace, good order, health, or safety of the other person.
  • Section C No person shall create, assist in creating, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of any unreasonably loud, disturbing, unusual, or unnecessary noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others within the City of Grand Ledge. Each of the following acts is hereby declared unlawful and prohibited, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
  • Section C has 13 subsections that describe examples of such behavior but do not limit illegal actions to only those described. They include any of the following that makes noise as described in the previous bullets:
    • The playing of any radio or musical instrument
    • The keeping of any animal or bird
    • Exhaust from a machine
    • Loading operations of a vehicle
    • Yelling, shouting, or whistling by curfew violators
    • Musical instruments for the purpose of any show
    • Mechanical loudspeakers from a motor vehicle
    • Blowing of a steam whistle
    • Construction noise between 8 pm and 6 am.
    • Business noise in a residential area between 10 pm and 6 am.
    • Firearms or other combustible noisemakers
    • Practicing of musical groups

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