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What does the Lexington county law say about noise or disturbances

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What does the Lexington county law say about noise or
disturbances at night?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.

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Lexington County, SC has a noise ordinance on the books. The noise ordinance is covered in Lexington County's Code of Ordinances Section Sec. 26-31 through Sec. 26-35. I have included the most noteworthy parts of the ordinance below.

Sec. 26-32. - Enumeration of prohibited acts.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully make or continue, or cause to be made or continued, any loud, unnecessary and unusual noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of any unincorporated residential area or which causes discomfort or annoyance to any person in any unincorporated residential area of the county. This shall include, but not be limited to, noises made by motor vehicles, motor boats, mechanical devices, electrical devices, electronic devices, human voice, musical instruments, animals and all activities accessory to residential living. In determining whether an occurrence constitutes a violation under this section, a court or other authority should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, one or more of the following:
(1) The intensity of the noise;
(2) The general characteristics of the area where the noise is occurring;
(3) The time of day or night that the noise is occurring;
(4) The reasonable expectation of quiet that could be expected by individuals on public or private property surrounding the area where such noise is occurring;
(5) Any previous request by law enforcement officers or citizens for the abatement of any such noise; and
(6) In the case of motor vehicles and/or motor boats, whether or not such vehicles are equipped with mufflers and/or such suppression devices which keep exhaust noses down to a level equal to or below that which the manufacturers of such vehicles provided as original equipment designed for acceptable use.
(Code 1983, § 11.5-1(b); Ord. No. 98-3, § 2, 5-12-98; Ord. No. 01-3, 8-14-2001)

Sec. 26-34. - Penalty for violation of article.
The violation of any section of this article shall constitute a misdemeanor. Any person, firm, or corporation who violates this article or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than the maximum allowable penalty jurisdiction of the magistrate's court.
(Code 1983, § 11.5-1(d); Ord. No. 98-3, § 4, 5-12-98)

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I take from your reply that flooring factory that emits a loud howl 24/7

would be breakingg this ordance. the level of noise is very irritating and is at about

65 db which is the level of a loud voice conversation