Tuesday Tip: Noise Ordinance

The Meadows of Kyle Subdivision falls under the jurisdiction and is governed by rules set forth by the city of Kyle. As such, residents of the Meadows are required to follow all regulations per the city code. There has been an increase in the number of complaints for noise violations in the neighborhood, so this week’s tip is a review of the City’s rule regarding noise.

The full and most current version of the rule can be found here: Article IV. NOISE

At the time of publication, the ordinance designates quiet hours as 10:00 pm to 7:00 am – During this period, loud music, motor vehicle stereos, outdoor movies, animals, etc should not be at such a volume that annoys or disturbs the quiet, comfort, or repose of any person with reasonable sensibilities. If a resident feels there has been a violation of this rule, they are within their rights to contact city police to file a formal complaint. Citations may be issued up to $500 per violation.

 

What constitutes a noise violation?

Please see the city code linked above for a more thorough description of prohibited noise.

Some examples include:

  • Loud music played via radio, musical instrument, stationary speaker, or motor vehicle
  • Loud/vociferous language, such as yelling or shouting
  • Long continued noise of any animal or fowl, such as a barking dog
  • Continued or frequent sounding of any car horn (unless it is meant to be a danger/warning signal)

How do I report a noise violation? 

We first encourage trying to resolve the matter with a face-to-face meeting between neighbors. If you are unable to speak with your neighbor, your neighbor is not receptive, or you cannot come to a reasonable understanding and the problem persists, please contact the City of Kyle Police Department. Noise complaints can be reported to the non-emergency line at 512.268.3232

 

As a reminder, the Homeowner’s Association does not have any authority regarding noise violations and all complaints should be reported to the city police department.