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My question is about noise violations

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Please tell me what question you have regarding noise violations.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I received a noise violation for playing music too loud through my backyard outdoor speakers. I understand that there's certain level of decibel that are allowed during different times of the day. The complaining officer did not have a decibel meter so does the charge hold water?


Hello Jim,

Can you tell me what particular noise violation ordinance you were charged with violating?

Is it a local ordinance?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Difficult to read on the complaint tickets because it's a carbon copy what I can see is 3.22/and I believe it says noise and I can't read the rest


Can you tell me what county and city you are in in New Jersey so I can try to find the ordinance?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Somerset County Branchburg Township

Hello Jim,

Unfortunately, I cannot find any information online regarding the ordinance that they alleged that you violated online (as it would have been helpful to see the particular wording of this ordinance).

However, you are correct that in order to prove that your music was above a certain decibel level, it would be necessary for the officer to have had a decibel meter.

As long as the ordinance is written in that way (that noise levels over a certain decibel level constitute violations at different points in the day), you would definitely have sufficient grounds to challenge the ordinance violation (likely successfully) on the basis that the officer did not prove that your speakers were over a certain decibel level.

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