The Prince Albert Police Service and the Prince Albert Bylaw Enforcement Unit would like to remind the public about the city’s noise regulations after responding to several complaints recently.
Several calls to police over the long weekend involved loud parties and in one instance, people working on a vehicle with no muffler were warned about local noise regulations. The City of Prince Albert’s Noise Bylaw prohibits unreasonable noise at any time during the day or night, especially excessive noise that may disrupt the peace or quiet of others.
Those who wish to file a complaint about excessive noise with the Bylaw Enforcement Unit will be asked to provide a signed statement about the alleged violations. Those found to be in violation of the city’s noise bylaw can be fined $360, or in some cases, up to $2,000 if convicted in provincial court.
The Bylaw Enforcement Unit also responded to complaints over the long weekend involving barking dogs, unsightly properties and parking.
Residents are reminded that operating lawnmowers, leaf blowers, snow blowers or similar devices is not allowed between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. each day. Diesel vehicles within residential areas of the city are not permitted to idle longer than 20 minutes.