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Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2021 – On March 15, the Mesquite City Council approved updates to the City Code to provide new tools to address noise complaints.
Mayor Bruce Archer said, “Too often there are those in our city who simply have no thought or regard for their neighbors and don’t care about the misery and suffering caused by hours of late night parties and music that causes homes to literally vibrate down the street. This ordinance won’t fix everything overnight, but it will give our police department more tools in their toolbox to better resolve these disturbances and give more residents hope that they don’t have to keep enduring these problems. We have to do more.”
The amended ordinance includes:
Violations of the noise ordinance are a Class C Misdemeanor criminal offense and subject to a maximum of $2,000. City staff will educate residents on how to file a noise complaint that includes a complaining witness and a recording to authenticate the nuisance when the city is not able to witness the violation.