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What is the noise ordinance for daytime music?

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Daytime noise ordinances are determined by individual city, county and state governments, and generally allow more noise than nighttime noise ordinances, according to Kinetics. Allowable daytime noise levels may be zoned by residential, commercial and industrial segments of a city or town.

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For example, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.and 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays, Montgomery County in Maryland allows 67 dBA in nonresidential areas and 65 dBA in residential areas, according to the county's website. Noise disturbances, which are loud and offensive sounds outside of normal activity, are unlawful during quiet hours.

In Maryland, regulations regarding noises made by motorized vehicles are detailed in the State Motor Vehicle Code. Noise disturbance from trash collection during quiet hours is regulated by Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services, states the county's website.

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