One Clinton Street
 Brockport, NY 14420
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  Outside Monroe County - 585-637-1020 ext.8 / Records 585-637-1020
 Administrative Office Hours: Monday -  Friday  8 AM - 4 PM

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 Ordinance:

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 $250.

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 sanctions.

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




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