​Amplified Sound


CMPD Field Services Division, (704) 432-0428

Sound magnified through any amplification device (speakers, microphone, bullhorn, etc.) is considered amplified sound and is regulated through the City’s Noise Ordinance (Section 15-64). The Noise Ordinance outlines specific levels of amplified sound allowed depending on the location and time of the event.

Events receiving a Public Assembly or Parade Permit do not need to apply for additional permits for amplified sound.

Noise permits are required for any amplified sound on the city-owned right-of-way when not in conjunction with a public assembly or parade permit. Noise permits for private property are dependent on the location and decibel level.

City/County Noise Ordinance Information and Amplified Sound Permit Applications