- Call 911. Be sure to give party address and state that the nature of your complaint is a "noisy party." In addition to getting the police out to break up the party, calls to 911 document the problem for future action. (See Rental Licensing Ordinance information.)
- It is best to be willing to give your name, address and phone number as complainant.
- The Noisy Assembly Ordinance (Minneapolis City Ordinance 389.65 Sub 1 (c) & 2 (c) is enforced 24 hours a day.
If problem persists:
- Get a group of neighbors together to plan a strategy to solve the problem. Strategies may include:
- All agree to call 911 if a noisy party starts.
- All call the property owner(s) when a party disturbs neighbors.
- Invite tenants/owner to a meeting or mediation session.
- Call the Housing Inspections Department if there are also problems with the upkeep of the property and grounds. Large parties can lead to deteriorating conditions and unsafe buildings.
- Contact your SAFE Crime Prevention Specialist. The process generally used is:
- The RECAP is checked, the computer printout history of police calls to that specific address.
- The owner(s) of the property are contacted and advised of their responsibilities.
- Tenants are advised of the Noisy Assembly Ordinance and the consequences if they fail to stop.
- The Crime Prevention Specialist may also:
- Enforce the Noisy Party section of the Rental Licensing Ordinance when appropriate.
- Violation of the Noisy Assembly Ordinance could lead to fines of up to $1000 and/or 90 days in jail.
- Violation of the Rental Licensing Ordinance (Minneapolis City Ordinance 244.1800 through 244.2020) could lead to revocation of rental license and inability to rent unit
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011