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LOUD NOISE


This page will explain to you what Loud Noise is, and will help you determine if you should use our online reporting system to file a report.

What is Loud Noise?

Loud noise is the creation of, assistance in creating, permit, continuation or permit the continuation of any unreasonably loud, disturbing, or unnecessary noise.

Examples of Loud Noise

  • A neighbor playing their stereo too loud.

  • Loud noise coming from the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle.


If you feel your incident fits in the Loud Noise category, please use the follow tips when completing your report:

When filling out the incident report, there will be a number of information fields and options. Only fields marked with a * are required; however, the other fields may help us if we need to contact you.

What to write in the Incident Description section

When completing the incident description section, remember that the keys to a good description are accuracy and brevity. Include what happened, where it happened, when it happened, how it happened, and who did it (if applicable). Do not include opinions or information that is not related to the incident. Below is an example of how an incident description should be written for a loud noise report:

"Between the listed dates and times, the neighbor in Apt 3J, at incident location, played his stereo so loud that it was causing the pictures on my wall to vibrate. I had spoken with him a day prior and asked him to not play his stereo so loud, but he continues to do so."

 
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