Sec. 11-54. – Sound levels by receiving land use – Saint Petersburg City

No person shall operate or cause to be operated a source of sound in a manner as to create a sound that is plainly audible to a person at the property boundary of a receiving land use and that violates the time or distance requirements set forth in the following table. The sounds regulated in the preceding section (currently section 11-53) are not subject to the restrictions of this section.

Location of the
Receiving Land Use
Time Distance
Residential zoning
8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. 500 feet or more
Residential zoning
6:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.* 200 feet or more
Residential zoning
11:00 p.m.* — 8:00 a.m. 50 feet or more
Nonresidential zoning district 7:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.* 500 feet or more
Nonresidential zoning district 11:00 p.m.* — 7:00 a.m. 200 feet or more
*12:00 (midnight) on Fridays, Saturdays, and the days prior to a national holiday.


In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any distance requirement in this section is unconstitutional or unenforceable, then that distance shall become 50 feet farther than the distance set forth in this section.

(Code 1992, § 11-65; Ord. No. 2002-F, § 1(14-34), 9-27-1990; Ord. No. 455-G, § 1, 12-21-2000)


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