I have neighbors that have residents/guests that like to spend a lot of time parked in vehicles for 1 hr, ,1hr 1/2, sometimes 2hrs. [I suspect they are partying (smoking/drinking): I have seen empty min-liquor bottles as well as a zip-lock bag labelled "medicinal marijuana" in the street around my home.]
I know I can get the Police involved (and I will). But that also gets to be a bit of a "cat-and-mouse" game though- have to "catch them in the act."
My neighborhood has an HOA with "standard" NC CCRs.
My thinking was to also use the HOA to file "Disturbing the Peace" complaints against the Home Owners: for their "guests'" MUSIC: 1) volume/noise level -AND/OR- 2) CONTENT (Non-radio-friendly/Explicit lyrics). [A "party" is not much of a "party" without music.]
1) How long does a "Disturbing the Peace" incident have to go on before a complaint is considered valid?
2) For volume/noise complaints, do I actually need db(A) measurements?
3) Do their "right" to play music in their PARKED cars, supersede my expectation of peace/quiet, especially at night +9:00PM S-TH; +11:00PM FR, SA?
4) How easy is it for someone to dispute/dismiss a filed complaint with an HOA?
Simple answer...call the police.
The HOA powers are far more limited than you think. "Disturbing the peace is a criminal law term...not an HOA one.
While some of these issues can be a nuisance issue...it is FAR more difficult for the HOA to do anything.
Assuming the HOA gathers evidence of the incidents, they can hold a hearing for the owners who are involved ...they have no power over non residents and then all they can do is fine the owner(s).
If you want the conduct to stop the police need to be involved.
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