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City of Nacogdoches alters noise ordinance procedures

City of Nacogdoches alters noise ordinance procedures
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:39am

In an effort to enhance enforcement of the city’s noise ordinance, a procedure has been put in place that allows private citizens to file charges on persons violating the city’s noise ordinance.

Citizens may now file complaints for noise violations directly with the Nacogdoches Municipal Court. Complainants must complete the application for complaint and the complaint itself, agree to testify in court, and sign both in person before of a clerk of the Municipal Court.

“The complaint application has full instructions printed on it. On a fixed location, the actual address must be included”, said Nacogdoches Police Chief Jim Sevey. “On a moving violation, such as a vehicle, a license plate number and description of the vehicle is needed at minimum.”

These complaints must filed directly with the Municipal Court during their normal business hours. They cannot be taken at the police station or by police officers.

Police officers will continue to enforce the noise ordinance. The citizen generated complaint process is designed to allow private citizens to take some action when officers are not present.

Copies of the application are available in the lobbies of the police station and the Municipal Court. They may also be found on the Nacogdoches Police Department Facebook page.

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