A complete copy of the City of Adel Noise Ordinance (Ordinance No. 256) is available from the Code
Compliance Department. The following is an excerpt from that ordinance as it pertains to the Sound Permit.
43.08 NOISE PERMIT FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT.
No person shall use, operate or cause to be used or operated any sound equipment upon the public right-of-way, in any building or
upon any public or private premises, if the sound emitted is plainly audible from the public right-of-way within the City, unless
such person has obtained a noise permit in accordance with this section, and the actual use or operation of such sound equipment
is not inconsistent with the statements made in the application, the conditions imposed in the sound equipment permit or the
limitations specified in subsection 4 of this section. A noise permit shall not be transferable, and it shall be conspicuously
displayed on or adjacent to the sound equipment.
- Application for Permit. Applications for noise permits shall be made in writing to the City Clerk and shall contain
the following information:
A. Name, address, phone number(s) and signature of applicant.
B. The purpose for which the sound equipment will be used.
C. The location where the sound equipment will be used.
D. The number of days of use and proposed hours of operation of the sound equipment.
E. A general description of the sound equipment, including the license number of any motor vehicle upon which it
is to be operated.
F. Any other information as may be required by the City Clerk.
- Permit Fee. The fees for a noise permit are as follows:
A. Permits for 1 day or less = $50.00
B. Permits for 2 through 7 days = $100.00
No fee is required for a noise permit issued to City, State or Federal government or any governmental subdivision or
- Issuance of Permit. Permits may be issued by the City Clerk. Except as hereinafter provided, if the application
contains the required information and is accompanied by the required fee, the noise permit for sound equipment shall be
issued with reasonable dispatch. If the event requiring a noise permit has an ending time of 10:00 p.m. or later, the
application must be approved by the Council prior to the permit being issued.
Permit applications received less than two (2) weeks before the event may not be processed by the City in time for the event.
You may upload a separate document of all addresses that have been notified if necessary.