Your neighbors will have to keep their holiday cheer to acceptable levels under a new measure in front of Fairfax County officials.
On Tuesday, the board of supervisors will consider setting a December public hearing and final vote on a new noise ordinance. The existing ordinance is being scrapped over constitutional questions that could prevent holiday-season enforcement.
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The new ordinance notes you shouldn't suffer your neighbor's noise if you've closed your doors and windows, according to a draft provided to supervisors. There are specific stipulations on overnight yard maintenance, trash collection and other matters.
A comprehensive planning update is coming for a wide range of issues in the county code. But this short-term measure is needed so that the police department can respond to noise complaints in neighborhoods this season, according to a recommendation from county staff.
In 2012, police received an average of 152 calls per month due to loud parties.
Have you had noise issues in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments section!