At the Easter HBPOA meeting the members voted unanimously to ask the Town to consider adopting the County’s new noise ordinance. The ordinance will not cover Holden Beach unless it is adopted by the Commissioners. You can view a presentation with more information about it here.
The County’s ordinance calls for measuring noise decibel levels to determine if there is excessive noise. The decibel thresholds are based on the time of day. The current noise ordinance for Holden Beach is much less specific.
HB Police encourage residents and visitors to call 911 to report noise problems. Tell the operator it is not an emergency. The call is then dispatched to an officer and tracked. While many people are uncomfortable calling 911 for non-emergency calls, this is the method that works best for the HB police department to keep records of all noise complaints.