Like all other states dealing with modern society's ills, Florida struggles to balance the need for infrastructural and economic growth with individual rights to peaceful enjoyment of personal and real property. Noise from construction is a quality-of-life concern for many residents and business owners, and there are laws in place to protect their right to due peace and quiet.Read more →
The laws around noise pollution and noise limits are important in maintaining quality of life for everyone, although it becomes increasingly problematic in bigger cities like Austin. However, you may be surprised by what the law says in this Texan metropolis...Read more →
During a live event that will produce high noise levels, the noise management must be proactive and conducted by a professional consultant along with the production team, sound engineers, and the venue management.Read more →
In Texas, regulation of disruptive or “unreasonable” noise falls under the disorderly conduct statute of the state penal code. This code classifies noise, including construction noise, as unreasonable if it exceeds 85 decibels, but only after the person creating the noise has been notified by local law enforcement that there has been a complaint.
This somewhat relaxed enforcement of noise control at the state level provides for more restrictive noise control measures by cities, in accordance with local needs.Read more →