If you've spent enough time living in close proximity to others, it's likely that you've also been annoyed by your neighbors. While not every neighbor is disrespectful to those around them by playing loud music, yelling at one another, or even laughing through your paper-thin walls, there's a good chance you've sat awake at night due to excess noise from someone nearby.

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Because of this exact scenario, Colorado has specific laws regarding noise ordinances and what exactly constitutes a violation of them.

What Does Colorado's Noise Ordinance Law Say?

The Colorado law that specifically regulates noise ordinances, Statute 25-12-103, outlines the maximum decibels permitted based on the type of area in which they're being made as well as the time of day.

For example, a maximum of 55 dB is permitted in residential areas between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., while the limit drops to 50 dB between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. These levels are comparable to a typical conversation or a radio playing music in the background.

In commercial areas, 60 dB is permitted throughout the day which is what you'll likely encounter in a restaurant, while the maximum volume level drops to 55 dB during the night.

For light industrial areas, the daytime level cannot exceed 70 dB, comparable to the noise from a vacuum cleaner, while the nighttime max is set at 65 dB.

Finally, heavy industrial areas are prohibited to exceed 80 dB during the day, a level that could cause hearing damage if regularly exposed for an entire workday, with the maximum level dropping to 75 dB at night.

Check out the full verbiage of the Colorado Noise Statute here.

NEXT UP: Crazy Old Colorado Laws That Are Still Enforced Today

We all know that we need laws and law enforcement to keep our communities civilized. But it's amazing how many outdated laws are still on the books across our beautiful country.

After looking at OutThere Colorado and Uncover Colorado I put together a list of ridiculous laws that are still in effect here in the state that we call home.

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Strangest Laws in Colorado You're Probably Breaking Right Now

We all try our hardest to follow the law, even when we don't agree with them. We took a look at some of Colorado's laws and discovered a few that make no sense at all.

We know drinking and driving is illegal, but did you know riding a horse while intoxicated is illegal. Or take a mule or donkey into a building could get you in trouble.

And whoever threw a missile at a car is someone we'd like to meet.

Take a look at Colorado's most outrageous laws on the books.