Fargo changes noise ordinance

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo is changing its noise ordinance.

Permits are no longer required for street performers, but they can only use amplified sound between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m, including weekends. Those violating the ordinance could face a 100-dollar fine.

The Fargo City Commission voted and approved the change at their meeting Monday evening, saying the amendment doesn't apply to push cart owners unless they use amplified sound while operating downtown.

The move comes after some concern over the interpretation by some food truck vendors that the city, along with Fargo Police may be trying to push vendors out of the Downtown Area, something both parties have exclusively denied in recent weeks.