Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-287 Regulations for use--On streets.
The noncommercial use of sound amplifying equipment or sound
trucks on any of the
permitted streets in the city, with sound amplifying equipment in operation, shall be subject to
the following regulations:
(1) The only sounds permitted shall
be music or human speech.
(2) Operations shall be permitted
between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. each day.
(3) Sound amplifying equipment shall
not be operated unless the sound truck upon which
such equipment is mounted is operated at a speed of at least five (5) miles per hour, except when
such truck is stopped or impeded by traffic. Where stopped by traffic, the sound amplifying
equipment shall not be operated for longer than one minute at each stop.
(4) Sound shall not be issued within
one hundred (100) yards of hospitals, schools or
(5) No sound truck with its amplifying
device in operation shall be operated on any street or
on any public or private alley within the fire limits of the city.
(6) The human speech and music amplified
shall not be profane, lewd, indecent or
(7) The volume of sound shall be controlled
so that it will not be audible for a distance in
excess of two hundred (200) feet from the sound truck, and so that such volume is not
unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons within the area of
audibility; provided, however, that, the limitation of audibility to a distance not in excess of two
hundred (200) feet shall not apply to sound issued from aircraft.
(8) No sound amplifying equipment
shall be operated having in excess of fifteen (15) watts
of power in the last stage of amplification.
(Code 1964, § 7.385)