PUBLIC REMINDER ON LOUD AND UNNECSSARY NOISE
ARTICLE III. – CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, ORDER AND OTHER INTERESTS
DIVISION 4. – LOUD AND UNNECESSARY NOISE
Sec.16-146 – Enumeration of specific noises
(2) Radios, phonographs, similar devices. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set; musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in a loud and unnecessary manner. The operation of any set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in a manner as to be plainly audible at the property line of the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this division.
Sec. 16-147. – Permits for amplifying devices.
(c) Time restrictions. The chief of police shall not grant a permit to use a loudspeaker or amplifying device before the hours of 9:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m. Nor shall a permit be granted to anyone who, in the opinion of the chief of police, uses said loudspeaker or amplifying device in such a manner or for such a purpose as to constitute a nuisance.
(d) Exceptions. The regulation of the use and times for use of amplifying devices may be modified by the village board.
“Special Event Permit” forms are available online at https://birchwoodvillagewi.com/information/forms/ or at the Birchwood Village Hall.