Public service information:
Could I get arrested for
having a party?
The answer is often "yes." Below is relevant
law that the police department is called on to enforce when receiving complaints
involving parties being held within the Village. Make sure you comply with
all when hosting a party so everyone can have a fun and safe time.
Village of Brockport Noise
It prohibits noise from any sound
reproduction system (including stereos, car radios, etc.), which can be heard 40
feet from the source or across any property line, any time, day or night.
Tickets can be issued, or arrests can be made, by police, and fines range up to
Village of Brockport
Disorderly House Ordinance:
It prohibits loud or unusual
noise or noises, or loud yelling, by a gathering of people at or around a
residence. The persons residing at that house may be issued tickets or
arrested. Penalties include fines up to $250 and/or 15 days in jail.
Open Container Law:
It is unlawful for a person to
possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public. Fines
range from $100 to $250.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
& Penal Law:
Persons under the age of 21 are
prohibited from possessing any alcoholic beverage. Violators are subject
to fines, community service assignment, and suspension of driver’s license for
30 days (even if you are not driving!).
SUNY Brockport students may also
have to complete an alcohol awareness program, and suffer other internal
No person shall sell or offer for
sale any alcoholic beverage without a license from the NYS Liquor Authority.
This is a misdemeanor offense, and may be charged even if you collect
“donations” at the door. Penalties include up to 6 months in jail and/or
up to $500 in fines.
It is a Misdemeanor to give,
sell, or cause to be given or sold, any alcoholic beverages to a person under 21
years of age (NYS Penal Law 260.20(2)). Penalties include up to one
year in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine