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Law Summary

On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle very loud after 11:00 PM.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 3-5-24. Noise control. (a) Purpose. This section is enacted to protect, preserve and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Athens-Clarke County through the control of noise. It is the intent of this section to establish standards that will reduce excessive community noises, which are harmful and otherwise detrimental to individuals and to the community in the enjoyment of life and property and in the conduct of business. (b) Sound measurement standards for law enforcement personnel. For the purposes of this section 3-5-24, "plainly audible" shall mean any sound emanating from the specific sound-producing sources set forth below which can be heard from the distances set forth below, using the following sound measurement standards: Measurement shall be by the auditory senses of a person standing at a distance no less than the required minimum distance from the source of the sound. For music and other noise, words and phrases need not be discernable. For music and other noise, bass reverberations are included. (c) Prohibited conduct. (2) Restrictions of 100 feet for 11:00 p.m. through 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 midnight through 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. b. Human-produced sound. It is unlawful for any person or persons to yell, shout, hoot, whistle, or sing on the public streets or sidewalks or on private property so as to create, or cause to be created, any noises or sounds which are plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from the place on public streets and sidewalks, or in the case of private real property, beyond the property limits, on which the person is located, whichever is farthest, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Ord. of 9-16-91, § 1; Ord. of 5-1-2001, § 1; Ord. of 3-4-2003, § 1; Ord. of 8-5-2003, § 1)

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