The City of Hollywood Code Compliance and the Hollywood Police Department began enforcement of the new Noise Ordinance rules for residents and businesses that went into effect on May 1, 2021, The City has an existing noise ordinance, however after a strong desire from residents, staff has created an additional method of measuring noise volume and enforcing noise violations.
The ordinance states, in part:
Residential Property - 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.
Residential Property - 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
- 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
- 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday
- 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Sunday night/Monday morning through Thursday night/Friday morning
- 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning
No person shall on any public street or sidewalk, park, beach or other public property, or in any motor vehicle located on any public street or property, use, operate or play any radio, phonograph, stereo set, tape or CD player, television, sound amplifier, musical instrument, or other device which produces or reproduces sound, at a level which interferes with a person’s peaceful enjoyment or the peace and tranquility of the surrounding area at a distance more than 30 feet from the sound source.
Vacation Rental Property
Vacation rental properties must be equipped with a noise level detection device and have a statement posted at the property advising the occupant that that the volume of noise generated is limited by the City Noise Ordinance. Please visit the Vacation Rental webpage for more specific information regarding vacation rental regulations.
Noise Level Detection Device Required for Nonresidential Establishments City-wide
Enforcement and Penalties
The first violation of this chapter may be subject to a fine of $100; a second violation occurring within six months may be subject to a fine of $500; and a third and any subsequent violations within a six month period may be subject to a fine of $1,000 per occurrence. Extended hours licenses could be denied, closing hours could be adjusted, and additional violations could be set for a special magistrate hearing.