Fines for noise complaints to increase in Stamford

A new regulation will increase fines for noise complaints from $90 an incident to $250 an hour.

Abby Del Vecchio

May 9, 2023, 12:01 AM

Updated 383 days ago

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Fines for noise complaints are more than doubling in Stamford as the warmer months approach.
A new regulation will increase fines for noise complaints from $90 an incident to $250 an hour.
"There was a specific concern down in the south end where people across the water were hearing all kinds of late-night noise from restaurants and bars," said Eric Morson, deputy majority leader, Stamford Board of Representatives.
Police will be trained to use noise meters and help with enforcement, which used to be handled by the Health Department alone.
Acuario Restaurant near Columbus Park removed speakers outdoor speakers to avoid fines years ago.
"If I was sleeping at 10 p.m. at night and I heard music, I would be upset as well. You have to have some respect for our community, because they are coming to dine at your restaurant," said manager Allison Canas.
Some residents News 12 spoke with say they were OK with the change.
"I lived in Manhattan and Jersey for years compared to that it's a peaceful place, so I have no complaints," said J. Das, of Stamford.
Police say most complaints come from the beach and restaurants downtown. The new rule is not about leaf blowers--that is covered in a different bill.
The new rule will go into effect in about a week.


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