BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES NEW NOISE CONTROL ORDINANCE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 28, 2021) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a new noise control ordinance on May 18, 2021.

The new ordinance, which goes into effect June 1, replaces the County’s noise control ordinance that was adopted in 2015. The new ordinance uses the plainly audible standard for determining whether a sound is violation of the ordinance. Under the new ordinance, sound will be regulated based upon the location, time of day and distance from which the sound is plainly audible. 

Under the ordinance, sound from consumer fireworks is regulated generally with other sounds on days and times not preempted by state law.

Additionally, a permit process was created to accommodate events that might briefly exceed the sound limit. Information about permits and applications for permits may be obtained from the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development.

For more information, visit GwinnettCounty.com.

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