Washington, DC

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“What is the law pertaining to noise? Next door, a band practices often and it often shakes my walls. It doesn’t help that I’m trying to get a 1 year old and 2 year old asleep.

So what is the law? I had the police come out and the essentially told me, they are good kids and you should let them play. They said we can’t issue a citation until 9:30PM. Until 9:30 they can play at any level.

Is that true?

It seems unfair that anyone would be legal be able to shake my walls until 9:30. What about people who work a late shift and sleep before 9:30PM? Any advice?”

We spoke about sound proofing options here. Have you tried speaking with the neighbors? Explaining your situation could go a long way. What would you guys suggest the reader do?


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