Do I need a permit to operate a loudspeaker or amplifier for a band?
(See also subsection 6-2-5-7J of this Title.)
6-7-1: License Required; Fee
6-7-3: Issuance of License
6-7-1: LICENSE REQUIRED; FEE: It shall be unlawful to maintain or operate any loudspeaker or amplifier connected with any radio, phonograph, microphone or other device by which sounds are magnified and made heard over any public street or public place in the City without having first secured a license therefor. The fee for licenses to be granted under this Chapter shall be as follows: one dollar ($1.00) for each hour so used, or twenty five dollars ($25.00) for an annual license.
6-7-2: APPLICATIONS: Any person desiring a license for the use or operation of such device shall file an application therefor with the City Clerk, upon a form provided by the Clerk setting forth the name and address of the applicant, the name of the owner of such device, the date upon which it is intended to be used and such other information as may be prescribed.
6-7-3: ISSUANCE OF LICENSE: Such license shall be issued upon the payment of the license fee, as above provided, to the City Clerk and shall permit the use of any such device subject to the terms and conditions of this Chapter.
A. No licensee shall use or operate or employ any such device within the City limits on Sunday or after the hours of eight o'clock (8:00) P.M. prevailing time of any day or before the hour of nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. prevailing time of any day; no licensee shall use, operate or employ any such device within a radius of two (2) blocks from any hospital or within the radius of two (2) blocks from any church while funeral services are being held there.
B. This Section shall not apply to radios in homes or in private vehicles when the same are operated in such manner as not to be audible at a distance of fifty feet (50') from such vehicle, nor to noise devices, bands or other musical devices used in any public parade or procession which is operating under a permit in accordance with the ordinances of the City.
C. No licensee shall cause or permit to be emanated or emitted from any such device any lewd, obscene, profane or indecent language or sounds or any false representation of any matter, produce or project advertised thereby the sale of which is prohibited by any law, ordinance or statute.
6-7-5: PENALTY: Any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to penalty as provided in Section 1-4-1 of this Code.
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