Nacogdoches residents can now file noise complaints directly with the court

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The City of Nacogdoches is taking the middleman out of filing process for noise violators.

The action comes as the city continues to enhance enforcement of the city's noise ordinance.  The new procedure allows private citizens to file charges on persons directly with the Nacogdoches Municipal Court on persons violating the city's noise ordinance, according to a news release from the Nacogdoches Police Department.

"Complainants must complete the application for complaint and the complaint itself, agree to testify in court, and sign both in person before of a clerk of the Municipal Court," the news release stated.

"The complaint application has full instructions printed on it. On a fixed location, the actual address must be included", said Nacogdoches Police Chief Jim Sevey. "On a moving violation, such as a vehicle, a license plate number and description of the vehicle is needed at minimum."

The noise complaints must be filed directly with the Municipal Court during their normal business hours. They cannot be taken at the police station or by police officers.

According to the news release, "Police officers will continue to enforce the noise ordinance. The citizen generated complaint process is designed to allow private citizens to take some action when officers are not present."

Copies of the application are available in the lobbies of the police station and the Municipal Court. They may also be found on the Nacogdoches Police Department Facebook page.

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