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Leesburg Town Council Amends Town’s Noise Ordinance

Amplified outdoor music now allowed until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with permit from Town Manager’s Office.

Post Date:03/26/2020 3:17 PM
Leesburg, VA (March 26, 2020) – At their meeting on Tuesday, the Leesburg Town Council adopted amendments to the noise ordinance aimed at easing weekend restrictions for businesses playing amplified outdoor music.

Under the amended ordinance, businesses will be allowed to play amplified outdoor music until 10 pm. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a permit from the Town Manager’s Office. The 8 p.m. limitation for Sunday through Thursday evenings remains unchanged. Permits will be issued for a one-year period. Businesses that receive two violations of the ordinance will have their permits cancelled for six months. 

In addition, the amended ordinance allows amplified outdoor music from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a permit for special events such as races, block parties, and fundraising walks. 

Except for permitted amplified outdoor music, the Council made no changes to the “plainly audible” standard used to determine volume restrictions under the noise ordinance. 

The ordinance amendments go into effect immediately. 

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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