Noise & Alcohol Provisions

  1. Amplified Sound at Special Events
  2. Alcohol at Special Events
  3. Letter of Request

Amplified Sound at Special Events

View the Noise Ordinance for Outdoor Events (PDF). An Outdoor Music Festival with amplified sound should not exceed 70 A-weighted decibels (dba) at the established perimeter of the event. An Outdoor Music Festival is defined as any form of musical entertainment provided by live performances if:

  • More than two 200 people are in attendance at any one performance
  • The event requires paid admission; or
  • Any of the performers or performance are not within a permanent, enclosed structure
  • Any of the performance involves the use of amplified sound

How to know if you need an exception to the noise ordinance:

  • Requires City Council's Approval if: Amplified sound Monday through Saturday, after 10 pm
  • Requires City Council's Approval if: Amplified sound over 70 decibels (db)
  • Requires City Council's Approval if: Amplified sound is anytime on Sunday
  • Requires City Council's Approval if: Amplified sound over 65 dba on Sunday

Please refer to the scenarios that apply to your event when submitting a Letter of Request for City Council's approval.