The right to quiet
Loud and persistent sound at all hours is a frequent complaint made by the citizens of Upper Nyack. Residents came to the Village Board, asking for relief. After three years of public meetings, panel discussions, and public hearings, a new local law has been passed regulating sound within the Village of Upper Nyack. It seeks to balance the right to use one’s property in a reasonable manner with the rights of other property owners to enjoy times of quiet.
Please review the text of the law for complete information here.
The law regulates sounds produced by:
- Leaf blowers
- Outdoor power tools and machinery
- Heavy machinery
- Radios, TVs, etc.
- Outdoor music at restaurants
To report a sound law complaint, please contact the Clarkstown Police at 845-639-5800.
Offenses are punishable by a fine of $250 for the first offense and $500 for each subsequent offense in the same calendar year. Property owners, not the equipment operators, are cited for the violations.
A mailing about the law will be sent to every property in the Village and to every landscaper licensed in Rockland County.