Chapter 134: Noise
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 3-9-1998, effective 3-30-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Extract of “Town of Mansfield Noise Control Ordinance”
It is recognized that people have a right to and should be ensured an environment free from excessive sound and vibration that may jeopardize their health or safety or degrade the quality of life.
Definition of Nighttime:
The hours between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Sunday evening through Saturday morning, and between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Saturday evening through Sunday morning, and the eve of federal and state holidays through the following morning.
Definition of Daytime:
The hours between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Sundays and federal and state holidays.
Acceptable Noise Levels.
It shall be unlawful for any person to emit or cause to be emitted any noise beyond the boundaries of his/her premises in excess of the noise levels established in these regulations.
Noise level standards shall be as follows:
Residential/Day: 55 dBA
Residential/Night: 45 dBA
Vehicle horns. No person shall at any time sound any horn or other audible signal device of a motor vehicle unless it is necessary as a warning to prevent or avoid a traffic accident.
Enforcement; Penalties for Offenses.
A. The Director of Public Safety or his designated law enforcement officers shall enforce this chapter.
B. During the daytime, any person violating any portion of this chapter shall receive a verbal order to cease or abate the noise immediately. If the order to cease or abate the noise is not complied with, or is complied with and then violated again within 30 days, the person or persons responsible for the noise shall be charged with a violation of this chapter.
C. During the nighttime, any law enforcement officer designated to enforce this chapter need not issue a verbal order before charging any person with a violation of this chapter.
D. Any person in violation of any of the provisions contained in this chapter shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $88.
For Complaints regarding Noise/Parking/Criminal Activity:
- from 7am-Midnight: 860.429.6024 (Town Police & Resident Trooper)
- from Midnight-7am: 860.896.3200 or 800.318.7633 (Troop C Barracks)
To inform the Town Manager:
Matthew W. Hart, Mansfield Town Manager
Email: HartMW@ Mansfieldct.org
Hours of Operation for the Mansfield Town Hall:
Monday through Wednesday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed