Waynesboro noise ordinance to become effective

An amended City of Waynesboro Ordinance will be in effect August 5, 2022.
An amended City of Waynesboro Ordinance will be in effect August 5, 2022.(WHSV)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 11:05 AM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - An amended City of Waynesboro Ordinance will be in effect August 5, 2022.

Waynesboro City Council adopted in July an amended version of the City Code Section 50-50, Unnecessary or excessive noise.

Some changes include the audible distance for a violation from 50 feet to 100 feet, adding noises heard through partitions common to two or more dwelling units in a building at a distance of 4 feet and removing the nighttime requirement for a noise violation. There are a list of exceptions included in the code.

Any citizen having sufficient evidence of a violation of one or more of the prohibitions may present evidence and make an affidavit to the Magistrate requesting the issuance of a summons or warrant. Any violation of this code is a Class 4 misdemeanor on the first conviction and is punishable by a fine of $250.

A second or subsequent conviction within 12 months shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $500 for each offense.

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