No person, whether or not that person is in actual possession of the noise source, shall create, continue, or cause to be created or continued, or allow to be created or continued, any public disturbance noise. “Public disturbance noise” means any sound which:
(1) Is specifically included in, but not limited to, those listed in subsection (3) of this section; or
(2) That unreasonably disturbs or interferes with the peace, comfort and repose of owners or occupants of real property and causes a noise complaint to be reported by two or more persons occupying separate residences, neither of which residences is within the same property boundary;
(3) Public disturbance noises for the purposes of this section shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following specified sounds and are also subject to regulation under the provisions of PMC 9.130.040:
(a) Any sound made by the use of a musical instrument, whistle, sound amplifier, juke box, radio, television, or other similar device which emanates from a building, structure, or property between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and is received within a residential district.
(b) Any sound made by the unamplified human voice which emanates from a building, structure or property between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and is received within a residential district.
(c) Frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds made by any animal, which emanate from a building, structure, or property and are received within a residential district.
(d) Any sound made by the discharge of exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine except through a muffler.
(e) Any sound made by the operation of any motorcycle, motorbike, off-road or terrain vehicle in the City on any property not a part of the street system of the City, when such motorcycle, motorbike, off-road or terrain vehicle does not conform to the muffler standards required for operation on the public streets.
(f) Any sound made by a horn or other similar signaling device attached to a motor vehicle except when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation as permitted in RCW 46.37.380.
(g) Any sound made by a loudspeaker or sound amplifier exterior to any building for commercial advertising or sales purposes or for attracting the attention of the public to any performance, show or other event.
(h) Any sound which is audible at any school, other institution of learning, court, hospital, nursing, or convalescent facility, or other area where exceptional quiet is necessary; provided, signs are displayed in adjacent or contiguous streets indicating that the area is a quiet zone.
(i) Any sound made by the construction, excavation, repair, demolition, destruction, or alteration of any building or property or upon any building site between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and is received within a residential district.
(j) Any sound made by operating or permitting the operation of any mechanically powered saw, drill, sander, grinder, lawn or garden tool or air conditioner, fan or blower, or similar device used in residential areas between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day so as to cause a noise disturbance across a residential boundary.
(k) Any sound made by speaker sound amplifier or motor vehicle audio system exterior to the passenger sitting compartment of a motor vehicle on a public street or highway (anywhere within the right-of-way thereof) of a commercial radio station broadcast, or music from an audio tape cassette, compact disc, or other recording medium.
(l) Any sound from a motor vehicle audio system such as tape players, radios, and compact disc players, operated at a volume and under conditions so as to be audible greater than 75 feet from the vehicle itself.
(m) Any sound from portable audio equipment, such as a radio, tape player or compact disc player, which is operated at such a volume so as to be audible at a distance of 75 feet or more from the source of the sound. [Ord. 2775 § 1, 1990; Ord. 2735 § 1, 1989; Ord. 2665 § 1, 1987; Code 1970 § 9.61.020.]