Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by beach lover, Sep 18, 2005.
Is it legal for crews to work on Sunday's? I don't mind some work but not loud machinery.
There is no County ordinance against it. Some subdivisions, such as WaterColor have bans on working Sunday. I think Seacrest also has some restrictions on that.
There IS a noise ordinance in SoWal, passed last year. Obviously a noise ordinance doesn't ban all work and it includes things besides work related noise.
Sundays: No noise
M-F: Allowed hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Allowed hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (I think--not too sure about exact times on Sat.)
It is only illegal for certain hours of the day, and then is limited to certain decibel levels. Do a search for noise, Sec. 9-148, here.
Seaside is pretty strict with contractors:
-I think the hours contractors can work is not before 8 am and until 5 pm weekly. No on holidays when more renters would be on site.
-No loud music
-No garbage on site
and they are restrictive on where vehicles are parked and dumpster is placed.
Not incredibly well enforced as I have been woken up by nail guns and compressors more than once before 7:30 am.
Separately, no leaf blowers are allowed for residential maintenance, too noisy :clap_1:
All in all it is for the benefit of the renters and residents
CCK, I know your husband is in the construction business and he probably knows the scoop. However, I cannot find a noise ordinance in the County Ordinances for all of Walton County. Will you give an ordinance number? I seem to recall something regarding construction noise and times, but I do not see it. I do see noise ordinances for specific locations including Grayton Beach, CHAPARREL ESTATES, HIDDEN HARBORS AND HOLIDAY SHORES.
Check with the Building Department. I also tried to find it on the internet with no luck. The noise ordinance was enacted last year. My husband has a copy at work, but I don't have one in front of me. Every contractor knows about the noise ordinance--they get the info at permitting.
The link to the code is in my post above.
I see the ordinances for the specific locations which I mentioned, but general noise ordinances is "reserved" for future use. Do you know how often the municode is updated?
Sec. 9-148, general prohibitions, looks like the ordinance that was approved for south of the bay. It appears they have it under the wrong section. I'm sure you could get a copy directly from the county e-mailed or faxed to you to be sure.
I don't think this is the new one.
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