Noise Ordinance for Leon County

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Currently, the county says it responds to noise complaints, but there has not been an official rule for keeping it down. Now, the county has made plans to propose an official ordinance based on "reasonable person standards." That means it will be enforced subjectively through claims that someone or something is too loud.

Ann Bidlingmaier, a county resident said, "It's going to take some tweaking and some suggestions and some working out, but it needs to be done because it is done in other areas."

Kevin Shea, a Leon County Sheriff's Deputy said enforcing current noise complaints has not been a problem. He said, "We let them know that we're not there to break up there party or to ruin their fun or anything like that, but we try to let them know that there are people that are trying to sleep and that the noise is a little excessive and 9 out of 10 times we never have any problems."

The Leon County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on March 25th for feedback on the proposed plan.

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