Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Noise Ordinance in Ontario

New Noise Ordinance in Ontario... I frickin' love it!

"Loud nuisance violators have been put on notice by city officials. A recent change to the municipal code now gives police officers the authority to issue fines to first-time violators."

No, I'm not against parties or fun in your own backyard. It's just that when you want to convert it into a dance hall/concert stadium for more than just your block, into the wee-hours of the night, I have a problem with it. Hey, my house is a total party house. But I don't abuse the music into the night at high volumes. If my music ever even hits a high note, it might go one house over or so at most, but it doesnt rattle windows or disturb the peace. Plus all my guests remain in my house or back and not in front of the house.

Lately, with the influx of new renters/discourteous owners, they will usually try it once. I suggest to call in the noise, even if it's before 10pm. This way they dont think it's okay to do it all the time. And I'm talking the loud bass rumbling parties. I'm okay with mellow music that doesn't rumble my house. In Pomona by law, before 10pm the noise cannot exceed 250 feet, and after 10pm it can't exceed 150 feet from the source.

Of course, at time a neighbor will ask if it's okay and even invite. That's very nice and then it is up to you. But when I can hear it 2 blocks away, come on, be real. I have enough with all these new dogs in the neighborhood as it is!

So Ontario, BIG-UPS on this new ordinance, it will scare and definitely put a stop to many of these ruthless parties with no respect for the neighbors and community.

Read The Full Story over at: Daily Bulletin.


  1. Does this mean that if you hear music in our home after 9:30 or 10:00 pm and I have double pain windows that I can call the police and report the noise.

  2. Why would you call on yourself? I guess you can.