Town of Dennis, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Dennis; Art. I, 3-4-1968 Annual Town Meeting, Art. 53; Art. II, 3-4-1968 Annual Town Meeting, Art. 54. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 138.
[Adopted 3-4-1968 ATM, Art. 53]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons occupying or having charge of any building or premises or any part thereof in the town, other than that section of any establishment licensed under MGL C. 138, to cause or suffer or allow any unnecessary, loud, excessive or unusual noises in the operation of any radio, phonograph or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument or reproducing device or instrument or in the playing of any band, orchestra, musician or group of musicians or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid or the making of loud outcries, exclamations or other loud or boisterous noises or loud and boisterous singing by any person or group of persons or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid noise, where the noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet from the building, structure, vehicle or premises in which or from which it is produced.
The fact that the noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet from the vehicle or premises from which it originates shall constitute prima facie evidence of a violation of this bylaw.
Any person violating this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.) for each offense.
[Adopted 3-4-1968 ATM, Art. 54]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons being present in or about any building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance or any part thereof, other than that section of any establishment licensed under MGL C. 138, to cause or suffer or countenance any loud, unnecessary, excessive or unusual noises, including any loud, unnecessary, excessive or unusual noises in the operation of any radio, phonograph or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument or reproducing device or instrument or in the playing of any band, orchestra, musician or group of musicians or the making of loud outcries, exclamation or other loud or boisterous noises or loud and boisterous singing by any person or group of persons or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid noise, where the aforesaid noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet from the building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance in which or from which it is produced.
The fact that the noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet from the premises from which it originates shall constitute prima facie evidence of a violation of this bylaw. Any person shall be deemed in violation of this bylaw who shall make or aid or cause or suffer or countenance or assist in the making of the aforesaid and described improper noises, disturbances, breach of the peace or diversion tending to a breach of the peace, and the presence of any person or persons in or about the building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance or any part thereof during a violation of this bylaw shall constitute prima facie evidence that they are a countenance to such violation.
Any person violating this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.) for each offense.