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'Quiet hours' in Layton: 10:30 p.m.-7 a.m.

Article Published 08/09/2013
With the fireworks season over, what are the standard “quiet hours” in Layton City, when residents need to refrain from noisy activities/behavior?

The quiet hours are between 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., according to city ordinances.

What activities are unlawful during the quiet hours?

According to Layton City’s ordinance, it is unlawful for any person to disturb the peace and the good order of the City, or any lawful assembly by clamor or noise during that 8.5-hour span.
This would include any loud machinery (lawn mower, trimmer, edger, etc.).
It is also unlawful for any person to use or operate, or permit the use or operation of any radio receiver, tape player, disc player, television, musical instrument, or other machine, instrument, or device for the production or reproduction of sound in a way that is plainly audible at the immediate property boundary or the exterior wall or structure which constitutes the boundary of a premises.

How does a person know if they are being too loud?

If someone is playing loud music, they can walk outside, to the edge of their property, or space and listen to see if the sound is going beyond their borders.
“Quiet hours” are primarily about courtesy, common sense and being aware of how noises a person may produce can affect their neighbors and area.

How should offenses against the quiet hours ordinance be reported?

Call the non-emergency line of the Layton Police Department, 801-497-8300.

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