Loud music or noise is illegal, and the Gulfport Police Department is seeking your help in enforcing state laws and city ordinances aimed at keeping the peace.
The City of Gulfport noise ordinance, section 14-35:
(a) It shall be unlawful and constitute a nuisance to make, cause or allow any noise or sound within the City of Gulfport which exceeds the noise limits set forth herein, is unreasonably loud or disturbing, or is otherwise prohibited by the Code.
(b) No sound or noise, from whatever source derived, shall be allowed within the city which exceeds the following A-weighted decibel levels at the given time, as measured from any private property within the city other than the property from which the sound or noise is emanating:
Between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 65 Between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 55
(d) Each day in which a violation of this section exists shall constitute a separate offense for the purpose of enforcing this provision.
The prohibited noises mentioned in section 14-35 shall include the following, but such enumeration shall not be construed as a limitation of the scope of section 14-35:
(6) Radios, phonographs, etc. No person shall operate a radio, cassette or compact disc player or any musical instrument between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such manner, or with such volume, as to annoy or disturb any person in a dwelling, hotel, apartment, or other type of residence.
Florida Statutes, Chapter 316.3045
Operation of radios or other mechanical soundmaking devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions.--
(1) It is unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, or other mechanical soundmaking device or instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is:
(a) Plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from the motor vehicle; or
(b) Louder than necessary for the convenient hearing by persons inside the vehicle in areas adjoining churches, schools, or hospitals.
To report a violation, complete and submit the following complaint form (provide as much information as you can safely obtain:
If the violation is occurring now, please call 893-1030!