Fairfax County residents and businesses are reminded that they must comply with the county's noise ordinance and are encouraged to report any violations that directly affect them.
The ordinance promotes an environment for county citizens free from noise that jeopardizes their health or welfare or degrades their quality of life.
Under the ordinance, the following acts are violations during the hours noted:
TV, radio, stereos, musical instruments, and animals that howl, bark, meow or squawk frequently are declared a noise disturbance. Any time these noises cross a property lines or partition, it is deemed an ordinance violation.
The Fairfax County Code states that violations of the noise ordinance are punishable as a misdemeanor offense. Violators may receive a sentence of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or both.