September 10, 2009
Want to avoid a noise violation ticket? The pilot party noise warning program can help.
There are three weekends left to take advantage of the Pilot Party Noise Warning Program. CSU students are encouraged to register their weekend parties at CSU’s Off-Campus Life office.
All potential party hosts will receive an optional party pack and other educational materials encouraging responsible behavior.
Registration will be accepted for Friday and Saturday evening parties from now through Sept. 26.
Hosts must register their party in person by 5 p.m. each Friday to be eligible. CSU students can register at the Off-Campus Life office, room 195 in the Lory Student Center. All other residents are asked to register at the city’s Neighborhood Services Office at 281 N. College. Online and telephone registrations will not be accepted.
If a noise complaint is received by Fort Collins Police Services, the registered party host is contacted by phone and is given a “verbal” warning to breakup their party in a 20 minute time frame. If a second complaint is received after the 20 minute period, police will send an officer to the residence. If an officer is required to make personal contact with a registered home and determines the noise level is unreasonable, then fines that may be imposed would likely be higher.
The warning process is related to noise complaints only. A noise complaint can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and is considered a criminal misdemeanor. If a residence receives a warning, they will not be permitted to re-register their household again during this pilot phase.
Contact: Melissa Emerson
Phone: (970) 491-6707