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The DC Code: § 25-725 Noise from licensed premises.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
The licensee under an on-premises retailer's license shall not produce any sound, noise, or music of such intensity that it may be heard in any premises other than the licensed establishment by the use of any:
Mechanical device, machine, apparatus, or instrument for amplification of the human voice or any sound or noise;
Bell, horn, gong, whistle, drum, or other noise-making article, instrument, or device; or
Musical instrument.
This section shall not apply to:
Areas in the building which are not part of the licensed establishment;
A building owned by the licensee which abuts the licensed establishment;
Any premises other than the licensed establishment which are located within a C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-M, or M zone, as defined in the zoning regulations for the District; or
Sounds, noises, or music occasioned by normal opening of entrance and exit doors for the purpose of ingress and egress.
The licensees under this subchapter shall comply with the noise level requirements set forth in Chapter 27 of Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-725 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959.)