Sec. 34-35. - Specific noise prohibitions.
The following specific standards and restrictions shall apply to specific uses and/or activities in the
City of Deerfield Beach except for such exemptions as are enumerated herein. The following acts are
declared to be loud, disturbing, and/or excessive noise in violation of this chapter, but said acts shall not
be deemed to be exclusive.
(1) Radios, television sets, exterior loudspeakers, musical instruments, and similar devices.
Operating or permitting the use or operation of any radio receiving set, exterior loudspeaker,
musical instrument, phonograph, television set, or other machine or device for the production or
reproduction of sound between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be
plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or more from the source of the sound. Radios, cassette
players, disk players and similar devices associated with motor vehicles or motorboats, shall not
be operated in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from
such device, when operated on a public right-of-way or public space.
(2) Construction equipment and activity. Operating or causing to be operated any equipment or
performing any outside activity in furtherance of construction, repair, alteration or demolition
work on buildings, structures, roads, or projects within the city except between the hours of 7:00
a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
on Saturday. No such activity shall be permitted on Sunday or on any holiday when the U.S.
Post Office is closed. A variance may be obtained as set forth herein from the City of Deerfield
Beach on the basis of good cause shown for such construction or repair work between such
(3) Engine mufflers. Operating any internal combustion engine, including such an engine
associated with a motor boat, or motor vehicle without a muffler or other device at least as
effective as that installed as original equipment by the manufacturer, which will effectively
prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
(4) Motor vehicle, motorcycle or motorboat repair in residential areas. Repairing, rebuilding,
modifying or testing any motor vehicle, off-road vehicle, or motorboat within or abutting any
residential land use designation in such a manner as to create noise across a real property
boundary between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(5) Activities in the vicinity of schools, courts, churches, and hospitals. Creating any excessive
noise on any street adjacent to any school, court, church, or hospital which unreasonably
interferes with the workings of such institution, or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in a
(6) Peddlers, hawkers, or vendors. It shall be unlawful for peddlers, hawkers, or vendors to shout
or cry along or on a roadway to the disturbance of the peace or quiet of a neighborhood.
(7) Drums, cymbals, and loudspeakers. Creating, making, or maintaining any noise by the use of
any drum, cymbals, loudspeaker, or other similar instruments in the City for the purpose of
attracting attention to any performance, show, sale, or display of merchandise, or place of
business. This provision shall not apply to ice cream trucks or approved public events.
(8) Bells or sirens on vehicles. Using, in connection with an unauthorized vehicle, any bell or siren
similar to that used on ambulances or vehicles of the sheriff, fire departments, and other public
(9) Skateboard ramps. Using any skateboard ramp or similar configuration for skateboarding or
rollerblading between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in a residential land use designation in such a
manner that would result in noise across a real property boundary.
(10) Air blow or vacuum cleaners. Operating any air-blow or vacuum cleaning equipment or similar
devices for the cleaning of parking lots, walkways, driveways, or similar areas between the
hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that would result in noise across a real property boundary.