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Is it noise disturbance if mi not over a certain sound decibel

Thousand Oaks, CA |

have a sound meter , is int there a certain decibel that EVERYONE has to abide by

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The answer to your question is no. The authorities consider relevant factors such as proximity to others, time of day/night, whether it is a holiday, criminal activity at the location, etc.

Also, this is not a civil rights question, so be sure you note the correct practice area(s) to get the response you want.

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There may be a decibel level that is considered a maximum allowable, depending on any number of circumstances.
In addition to a certain level, there could be other circumstances that allow for a citation even if you are below the maximum.
If you are being charged with a noise violation, depending on the amount of the fine, you should consult with a local attorney.