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Monday, 27 July 2009 10:23

One of the many functions of the North Tonawanda Police Department is the preserving, protecting and promoting of public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and prosperity and the peace and quiet of its residents.


Unreasonable noise, as cited in the City Codes of North Tonawanda, is defined as “any excessive or unusually loud sound or any sound which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a reasonable person.”  Listed below are some of the prohibitions:


·        Animals:  No person shall allow any animal or bird which for any continued duration, makes sounds which create a noise disturbance across a residential property.

·        Burglar alarms:  Alarms must be capable of and shall automatically terminate its operation within fifteen (15) minutes of being activated.

·        Sound Reproduction:  Loud music is not allowed between the hours of 10pm and 7am. (*with the exception of emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment)

·        Loading & Unloading:  No activity shall take place between the hours of 10pm and 7am (*with the exception of businesses that must conduct loading and unloading during this time frame)

·        Squealing Tires:  No person shall operate a vehicle in such a manner as to cause unreasonable noise by spinning or squealing the tires of such vehicle.


If there is an issue regarding the above mentioned codes, or if you have any other matter regarding noise that has not been mentioned, contact Police Dispatch at (716) 692-4111.