Department of Public Safety

The Director of Public Safety manages the divisions of Police and Fire. The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to provide responsive, courteous, and professional health and safety services to our residents and all who visit the City of North Olmsted.

Parking Restriction

For the safety of our residents, the City of North Olmsted has an all night parking restriction. Vehicle parking on any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is prohibited. If you have a situation that requires on-street parking during prohibited hours please notify the North Olmsted Police Department 440-777-3535.

Noise Control: Specific Prohibitions

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To report noise complaints please contact the North Olmsted Police Department non-emergency line at the time the noise is happening 440-777-3535.

Motor Vehicles.

  • Operating or permitting the operation of any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 10,000 pounds or any auxiliary equipment attached to such a vehicle, for a period longer than five minutes in any hour while the vehicle is stationary, for reasons other than traffic congestion, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following day.
  • Racing the motor of any vehicle unnecessarily or operating any motor vehicle, except in an emergency in such manner that the vehicle is so rapidly accelerated or started from a stopped position that the exhaust system emits a loud, cracking or chattering noise unusual to its normal operation, or whereby the tires of such vehicle squeal or leave tire marks on the pavement or other surface, commonly called “peeling”.
  • Operating, or permitting the operation of any tow motor, pay loader, backhoe or other similar motorized vehicle used for loading, unloading, and/or transporting goods on any premises, within 175 feet of any residential lot line, on any day between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.


Loading and Unloading.

  • Loading, unloading, opening, closing or other handling of boxes, crates, containers, building materials, garbage cans or similar objects between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following day as any such activity within 250 feet of a residential building is deemed to cause a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary.


Construction.

  • Operating or permitting the operation of any tools or equipment used in construction, drilling or demolition work: Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following day on weekdays or 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, such that the sound therefrom creates a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary, except for emergency work of public service utilities or by special variance.


Radios, Television Sets, Musical Instruments and Similar Devices.

  • Operating, playing or permitting the operation or playing of any radio, television, phonograph, drum, musical instrument, sound amplifier or similar device which produces, reproduces or amplifies sound:
    Between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. the following day in such a manner as to create a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary.
    In such a manner as to create a noise disturbance at fifty feet from such device, when operated in or on a motor vehicle on a public right of way or public space.


Loudspeakers/Public Address Systems.

  • Using or operating for any noncommercial purpose any loudspeaker, public address system or similar device between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day, such that the sound therefrom creates a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary. Mobile sound vehicles amplifying noncommercial spoken language between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day shall be exempt from this section with a permit from the Safety Director.
    Using or operating for any commercial purpose any loudspeaker, public address system or similar device such that the sound therefrom between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day creates a noise disturbance on a public right of way or public space.


Domestic Power Tools.

  • Operating or permitting the operation of any mechanically powered saw, drill, sander, grinder, lawn or garden tool, lawnmower or other similar device used outdoors, other than powered snow removal equipment in residential areas between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day on weekdays and before 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on Sundays so as to cause a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary.
    Operating or permitting the operation of powered model vehicles so as to create a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary or in a public space between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day.