Town & City of Poughkeepsie Noise Ordinance


Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM the noise ordinance for the town and city are in effect, prohibiting “unreasonable noise”. A violation may result from a noisy party or social gathering, screaming, loud music, shouting or taxi cabs honking their horns outside your residence.  The Town of Poughkeepsie also has a Nuisance Party Ordinance found:  In the City, you will have to appear in court with possible fines of up to $300 and jail time. In the Town, the first violation conviction will be punishable by a fine of $250 per resident with repeat violations up to a $1000 fine.

Town of Poughkeepsie Nuisance Policy