A. Downtown Noise Permit Application Deadlines. A complete downtown noise permit application must be submitted prior to a proposed event or other activity which would result in periodic exceedances of the exterior noise standards contained in SMC 8.25.060. An incomplete application will not be processed or scheduled for review until all information is submitted in accordance with this chapter.
1. For small events (i.e., 50 people or less anticipated), complete applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event or activity.
2. For large events (i.e., more than 50 people anticipated), complete applications must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the event or activity.
Note: a special event shall not be advertised until the application has been approved by the City.
B. Downtown Noise Permit Content. A complete application must include the following:
1. Downtown noise permit application form with required attachments.
2. Payment of all required application fees, rental fees, costs, and damage deposits.
3. A site plan that identifies the location of proposed noise sources and methods to attenuate noise to the extent feasible.
4. The application must include self-monitoring and reporting to the City of noise levels after each event. The application shall identify the method of verifiable self-monitoring that will be used, and all monitoring shall be conducted in accordance with SMC 8.25.050.
C. Costs associated with any City efforts to provide monitoring and enforcement of the downtown noise permit shall be the responsibility of the applicant and shall include all costs incurred by the City, including actual time, material, and equipment costs. This may include retention of a qualified consultant by the City. A cost estimate will be provided as part of City staff review of the application. A deposit for estimated costs shall be provided prior to the application being considered by the City.
D. All costs associated with the review and consideration of the downtown noise permit application shall be the responsibility of the applicant. This may include retention of a qualified noise consultant by the City. A cost estimate will be provided with initial application review; a deposit for estimated costs shall be provided at the time the application is submitted and is required to complete the application process. (Ord. 1111, 2018)