Noise ordinance in Long County
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In the Long County Sheriff Department facebook someone asked a question about the noise ordinance in Long County. There is none unless it is from a vehicle. They explain the hoops you would have to go through to do anything about it. Thought it was interesting

Go to:!/pages/Long-County-Sheriffs-Office/110226129033114

Long County Sheriff's Office ~~Well there is no noise ordinance. If it is coming from a vehicle there is State Law, but from a residence there is none. Now if you call a Deputy and they respond to the same house several times there is Keeping an Unruly House, but that is up to officer. If you have a noise issue call a deputy and request a report. After several reports you can take them to a magistrate judge and seek a warrant or peace bond.
March 19 at 8:03pm

Long County Sheriff's Office ~~A peace bond is where the court says a warrant will be issued for you if you cause any more problems of this nature, and may be preferred, sort of allowing the neighbor the chance to correct the peace breaking behavior. There is some that like a more direct approach, but remember everyone has a different perspective of what is loud. But my standing is, We have the right to live as we choose, but when our lifestyle becomes a hindrance upon another, whom is afforded the same freedom, have we not violated their rights to privacy.

Thought the last statement was interesting. Are they saying that they have the right to create noise, that it is a violation to their right to privacy? how do yall read that statement??

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gacpl commented on Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 17:24 PM

i mentioned the lack of noise ordinances in long county in response to a complaint here about the boom boom booming going on, everyone thought i was nuts. who's nuts now.

tandshickey commented on Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 19:16 PM

I don't know that I'd identify it as subversion, but they certainly are exercising their right to enforce with application of the spirit of the law rather than the letter. You, unfortunately don't appear to be in good "spirit" in their minds.

gacpl commented on Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 19:29 PM

post a link to the Georgia nuisance laws.

gacpl commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 00:05 AM

a link to purchase a copy for $100.00?????

post a link to a real legal site that ends in .gov and we will believe. after all. all state laws are posted online.

bishopjoe35 commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 00:33 AM

The disrespectful idiots can be written up using the GC for disorderly house and a warrant can be issued for them to appear before a Magistrate. If found guilty they go before the State Judge. It can be an expensive long process for them and usually teaches them a lesson. If not the first time through the system, the second times the charm. It is possible to put the skids on the situation if law enforcement will do their job, unfortunately that is rarely the case around these parts. The only agency I've seen cracking down on law breakers is Effingham County.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 09:25 AM
Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 09:30 AM

State of Georgia Law Library,219...

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:04 PM

Loud music and noise has nothing to do with Georgia nuisance laws.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:25 PM

I'm not arguing with you on this subject just going by the way the law reads.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:36 PM

There are no "state" laws I can find on noise, these laws are usually set down by the city or the county.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:41 PM

GA Supreme Court Dismisses Private Nuisance Claim on Noise Level from Bar

Plaintiff’s home and defendant’s bar are an adjoined building located in a commercial zoning district. Plaintiff sought injunctive relief alleging the music coming from defendant’s bar was a private nuisance. The trial court issued an order which prohibited amplified sound in excess of 105 decibels on a c-weighted scale. Plaintiff disagreed with the trial court because a local ordinance prohibits the noise at the level the trial court specified. However, because neither party was able to produce copies of the ordinance that restricted noise, the Georgia Supreme Court refused to consider its language.

Plaintiff also asserted that the trial court erred when it failed to apply the state nuisance law to plaintiff’s case. But plaintiff failed to submit transcripts of the evidence and proceedings from the trial court and the Supreme Court could not make a determination about the terms of the injunction. As such, the judgment was affirmed.

Thorsen v. Saber, 288 Ga. 18, 701 S.E.2d 133 (2010)

The opinion can be accessed at:

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:52 PM

I see you will never change murrelet. You may call me what you want to but you have the problems not me.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:57 PM

O.C.G.A. § 41-1-1 defines a nuisance as "anything that causes hurt, inconvenience, or damage to another and the fact that the act done may be otherwise lawful shall not keep it from being a nuisance. The inconvenience complained of shall not be fanciful, or such as would affect only one of fastidious taste, but it shall be as would affect an ordinary, reasonable man." Lawful acts become nuisances when they are conducted in a manner causing hurt, inconvenience, or damage to another.2
Georgia courts have considered several factors in determining whether a nuisance exists. Specifically,
(1) The defect or degree of misfeasance must be to such a degree as would exceed the concept of mere negligence. (A single isolated act of negligence is not sufficient to show such a negligent trespass as would constitute a nuisance.)
(2) The act must be of some duration . . . and the maintenance of the act or defect must be continuous or regularly repetitious.
(3) Failure of [defendant] to act within a reasonable time after knowledge of the defect or dangerous condition.

bishopjoe35 commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2011 at 01:25 AM

It's called building evidence to prosecute. If a bunch of drunken fools get out of hand once in awhile, most people look over it. If a bunch of drunken fools don't know when to STOP being drunken fools (alcoholics, addicts, or burnt out from repeated use), you build a case to prosecute by whatever means and have reports made of their nuisance behavior.

Iknowyou commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2011 at 08:20 AM

You are correct bishopjoe35 but some people want to complain about it on these blogs and do nothing else about it.

Iknowyou commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2011 at 13:27 PM

The freeze is on.

Iknowyou commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2011 at 14:34 PM

I made a mistake.

chris1104 commented on Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 20:29 PM

Their might not be a "noise ordinance" in long county but we just received a ticket for noise from our back yard. We live off a dirt rd off rye patch.
Even though theirs no ordinance, they can obviously make up rules as they go.

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