Woodstock Cemetery
Cemetery Deeds Needed

The Town Clerk is still in need of many deeds/plot info in order to fill in the gaps on the cemetery maps. If you or anyone you may know owns a plot in the Woodstock cemetery, please send a copy of both sides of the deed to the Town Clerk at 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock NY 12498. Please include your contact information including phone in case the Clerk has questions. If you are local you are welcome to stop by the Clerk's office Monday through Friday, 9-5, and have a copy made free of charge.

Noise Ordinance
2018 Noise Ordinance

                                                       Local Law No. 1 of the Year 2018


               Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Woodstock, NY as follows:




§  Legislative intent.

The making and creating of disturbing, excessive, or offensive noises in the Town is a condition which has persisted, and the level and frequency of occurrences of such noises continues to increase. These noise levels are a detriment to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, and welfare of the citizens. Every person is entitled to an environment in which disturbing, excessive, or offensive noise is not detrimental to his or her life, health, or enjoyment of property. The chapter is to be construed liberally, but it is not intended to be construed so as to discourage the enjoyment by residents of normal, reasonable and usual activities.


§  Prohibited acts.


No person, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, shall cause, suffer, allow or permit to be made unreasonable noise. For purposes of this chapter, unreasonable noise is any disturbing, excessive, or offensive sound that disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.


The following acts are declared to be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter. This enumeration shall not be deemed exclusive.


Any unnecessary noise from any source between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.


Noise from a dog or other pet animal that is continuous and exceeds 15 minutes.


Noise from a burglar alarm or other alarm system of any building or vehicle which is continuous and exceeds 15 minutes.


Excessive or unreasonable level of noise from any live music or sound reproduction system, operating or playing any radio, portable radio or tape player, television, tape deck or similar device that reproduces or amplifies sound.


The construction, including excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any building other than between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p. m., except in case of a public safety and emergency.


The operation of power equipment outdoors between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day, and on weekends between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.


The sounding of any horn or signaling device of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle for any unnecessary or unreasonable period of time.


The making of improper noise or disturbance or operating an automobile or motorcycle in such a manner as to cause excessive squealing or other excessive noise of the tires.


§  Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following acts:


The emission of sound for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of an emergency;


Noise from municipally sponsored celebrations or events;


Noise from individually sponsored events where a permit for public assembly or other relevant permission has been obtained from the Town;


The operation or use of any radio, bell, chimes or other instrument, apparatus, or device by any church, synagogue, or school licensed or chartered by the State of New York.


§  Penalties for offenses.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 for each offense. The Town may also seek injunctive relief to prevent the continued violation of this chapter.



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Quiet Beauty
Enjoy Our Quiet Beauty!

Visiting Woodstock? Did you find a place to stay through Airbnb or a similar service? Welcome to Woodstock. BUT, one request that we have is that you PLEASE not make noise.  You will be surprised to know how sound carries through our dells. PLEASE, join us in our quiet celebration of nature.


Are you renting your property through Airbnb or a similar service? PLEASE, advise your guests to respect your neighbors and not make noise.


We have found that when this matter is brought to the attention of both visitors and renters that they bend over backwards to be a good neighbor. PLEASE pass this message on.