Pursuant to AMC 9.08.170
, upon application approval from the Chief of Police (designated by the City Manager), the City may grant permits to responsible persons or organizations for the broadcast or amplification of programs of music, news, speeches, or general entertainment as a part of a national, state or City event, public festivals or special events of a noncommercial nature. If a permit is not approved, the matter may be appealed to the City Council whose decision shall be final. The broadcast or amplification shall not be audible for a distance of more than one thousand (1000) feet from the instrument, speaker, or amplifier.
In addition, the applicant must contact residents in the immediate area that may be affected by the noise and advise them in advance of any amplification
It is your responsibility to notify residents in the immediate area that may be affected by the amplified music prior to your event. A form entitled "Notification to Surrounding Residents of Intention to Hold Event with Amplified Music
" is attached for your convenience and may be used if you wish. Although it is not necessary to use the form, it is important for surrounding residents to be aware of the event and to be in possession of a telephone number
so they know where to contact you, if necessary. Please be considerate of others in your neighborhood.
By notifying surrounding residents in advance of your event, it is the intention of the City of Ashland that you will have an opportunity to correct amplification levels if you are contacted directly by a resident. In the event the Police Department has to intervene, the permit will be voided at the event and amplification will not be allowed to continue.
By completing this application, you are agreeing to the time allotted by the Chief of Police for the amplified music to operate and take responsibility to seeing that the information on this form is followed, including notifying surrounding residents in advance of an upcoming event.
IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT BUSINESS LICENSE FOR A COMMERCIAL FACILITY IN THE CITY OF ASHLAND, WHICH SETS FORTH THE NATURE OF YOUR BUSINESS TO INCLUDE THE PLAYING OF AMPLIFIED MUSIC, IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO APPLY FOR A NOISE PERMIT.