18-5. Noise Complaint Procedure.
In the event any person has reasonable grounds for believing that any provision of this chapter is being violated, he
may make a report thereof to the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, which shall investigate the alleged
violation. If any such investigation reveals a violation, the investigating deputy has the authority to cause a written
complaint to be made and may obtain criminal process for violation thereof, may issue a citation for a civil penalty,
and may obtain other enforcement measure as allowed in this Chapter. Criminal process for violation of this Chapter
may only be obtained by personnel from the Henderson County Sheriff's Department.
Filing false reports. It shall be unlawful for any person to file a false report with law enforcement,
or to provide false information to an officer involving any investigation of any reported violation
of this article. Any person found violating this provision shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor
and shall be fined not more than $500.00.
Frivolous or unfounded complaints. It shall be unlawful for any person to repeatedly file frivolous
or unfounded complaints with law enforcement in order to intimidate or harass any member of
such department or any animal owner, or to otherwise hinder or interfere with any function of the
department of animal control. Any person found violating this provision shall be guilty of a Class
3 misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $500.00