Noise Permit

The City of Ithaca's Noise Ordinance requires that a Noise Permit be issued for the following conditions:

  • Where a sound source is planned, installed, or intended to be installed, or modified by any person in a manner that such source will create or is likely to create unreasonable noise.
  • Where any person uses or plans to use any sound-amplifying equipment in such a way that such equipment is or will be heard outside of any building or vehicle between 10:00 p.m. of any day and 7:30 a.m. of the next day.
  • Where any person uses or plans to use a public-address system that will make sound outside of a building.
  • Applications shall be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of an event.

You can apply for your noise permit here
 Please Note: this permit only applies to the City of Ithaca Noise Ordinance and does not exempt anyone from the requirements of Section 240.20(2) of the Penal Law of the State of New York, "Disorderly Conduct".