Residents can find information about their local county noise ordinances on their county websites, says FindLaw.com. Alternatively, they can find such information at their local library or county office.
Noise ordinances are laws that restrict the allowable noise levels at various times of day. These levels depend on the zoned areas, such as residential, commercial and industrial, according to Kinetics Noise Control. The allowable noise levels are usually higher during the day.
In Montgomery County in Maryland, the maximum allowable noise level in residential areas is 65 decibels at receiving property lines between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays. For the rest of the time, the maximum allowable noise level is 55 decibels, as stated by the Department of Environmental Protection of Maryland.