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Noise Ordinance

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YAKIMA, Wash.-Warmer weather means more people are spending their time outside.  But if you're too loud you could receive a visit from the Yakima Police. 

Yakima Police are enforcing a noise ordinance.  They say they receive noise complaints every weekend.

According to the Yakima Police Department, if a complaint is filed against you they will warn you on their first visit to your home.  If they receive another complaint they will give you a citation.  And if they return for a third time it is most likely you will be arrested.     

A number of noises apply under the ordinance including car mufflers and stereos.  If a noise disturbs your neighbors then you can get a ticket.