Hollywood's Getting A Noise Ordinance


A new noise ordinance in Hollywood is in effect on May 1.

Part of it focuses on vacation rentals, and homeowners on North 31st Court in Hollywood can’t wait. They say they are tired of the “party house.”

The vacation rental on 31st Court that has changed this once quiet street, as every night there are different cars and different people, but the countdown is on as May 1, Hollywood code enforcement and police will begin enforcing a strict new ordinance.

“The city heard from individuals residents, businesses and neighbor associations,” Hussey said Joann Hussey, the communications manager for the city of Hollywood.

Hollywood is now requiring rentals to be equipped with a noise level detection device. Warning signs need to be posted in the rental warning renters of the noise ordinance.

Rentals in Hollywood are required to have a license that code officers will tell owners where to put the noise level devices. They may have to have a device by the pool or the common areas or outside of a bedroom.

Violate the noise ordnance and a vacation rental owner will be fined $250 for the first offense and $500 for each citation after that.

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