Approval is subject to the following regulations in accordance with Section 19-6 of the City Code:
A permit is required for the use of public address systems and other sound amplifiers outside of buildings or upon sound trucks, which shall generally be allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m, and only for charitable, community, educational, or religious purposes. Please note: Vehicles with sound systems may not operate within 300 feet of a hospital or 300 feet of a school during school hours.
Such permits are generally limited to not more than two hours in any one-half day, unless otherwise approved by the Public Safety Services Director.
The Public Safety Services Director and the City Manager are responsible for approval of the Application. (Section 19-6 of the Ordinance Code). There is no fee involved.
The Applicant must submit the application (form below) a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of the event.
For more information, contact the City Manager's office at 616-355-1310.
Application For Temporary Use of Loud Speaker or Sound Amplifying Device