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I didn't see the Polk County noise ordinance on hand but I've been involved in drafting several and am familiar with the concepts.
If the hot rod is street legal and passes inspection then there is nothing that you are doing which should be illegal in any way. You may want to change the times in which you "rev up" the vehicle and not do it before 10 am or after 6 pm, but that is the only thing I see that could be an issue in any way.
To protect yourself what you should do for at least a few times is video record yourself from the property line showing how long it takes and the amount of noise that is generated.
Judges lean over backwards to allow property owners to use their property as they see fit and will only restrict you if it is unreasonable.
And this doesn't sound unreasonable at all.
Thank You. In All Honesty I Thought The Answer Would Be More Specific. I Did Purchase A Decibel Meter To Record The Result From 25 Feet Away. Reading The Ordnance It Seems Pretty Vague And Sounds Like He Can Easily Write A Formal ComPlaint And I Will Be CIte With A Warning Without A Police Officer Visiting.
I'm not sure what specifics you need. I assume the ordinance you are referring to is the one at page 8 of http://www.lakelandgov.net/Portals/parkrec/Special%20Event%20Permit%202012.pdf
It's a very general ordinance and very, very close to every other one I've ever seen. As I stated, the judge will only stop "unreasonable" conduct and the statute specifically addresses it as being unreasonable.
There is no specific decibel rate or length of time which isprohibited.
Also, the specific question you asked was "Do you feel running the vehicle for a couple minutes within 9:00-9:00PM is reasonable and in accordance with the Polk County Noise Ordnance?"
Which is what I answered and then I added on extra information about what the judge was looking for, how to prepare evidence in case you're ticketed, etc.
If you have more specific questions you want to ask then I'd be glad to answer them.
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