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Noise Control Ordinance

Prohibited Acts:

  • Construction prior to 7:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
  • Landscape work prior to 7:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
  • Noise levels greater than 95 d.b.a. (from property line).

 Exceptions:

  • golf courses & tennis courts

To view additional prohibited acts and exceptions please reveiw sections 17-4-114 and 17-4-115 of the Town's Muncipal Code.external link icon

Allowable noise levels are determined by the property's zoning. Property zoning may be determined by referring to the Town's zoning map. If you have questions regarding a property's zoning please contact the Planning Information Center at (843)341-4757.

Noise Ordinance Complaints

Should you have a noise complaint, you may contact the following people:

Monday through Friday 8 :00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. contact a Code Enforcement Officer:

Howard Williamson email icon - 843-341-4642

After 5:00 P.M. or Saturday or Sunday, you must contact the Beaufort County Sheriff's Officeexternal link icon at (843)524-2777.

If you have previously contacted the Sheriff's Department and they have responded and requested the violator to turn the noise down, and the violator either turns the noise down for a while or the next night you have to call the Sheriff Department again, you have the following alternatives:

  • Call the Town's Code Enforcement Division and request a violation letter be sent out to the violator, or
  • Call the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, give them a written statement and the Deputy will write the violator a citation. In the event that a citation is issued, you will be given a Court date and time by the Deputy so the issue may be presented to the Municipal Judge. A Deputy is unable to write a citation to prosecute without a written statement from you and your attendance in Court to testify.

Barking Dogs

It is unlawful for any person to allow any dog to bark to such an extent it disturbs the peace of any other person.