If you have questions, please contact the City Manger's Office at 785-587-2404.
Kansas State University, the City of Manhattan and the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) have partnered in developing a Party Registration Program similar to other college towns across the country. The concept is simple: register your Friday or Saturday party through the form above and avoid a potential visit from RCPD if a noise complaint is received regarding your property.
Here's what you can do to get a warning phone call from dispatch and avoid a possible noise citation:
Register your Friday or Saturday night party through the form above by noon on Friday.
Provide the name and phone number for a primary and secondary contact (must be tenant or owner of property where party is occurring), address (must be within city limits), and the date of the event.
If a noise complaint is received, dispatch will call the number provided and give you a warning.
You will have 20 minutes upon receipt of the warning call to mitigate the noise complaint. If noise persists and another complaint is received dispatch will send a patrol officer to the address.
Refer to the City of Manhattan Noise Ordinance for full understanding of your responsibility as a resident. Amplified noise (such as music, voices, speakers, etc.) within a residential district cannot exceed 65 decibels beyond one's property line at any time. After 11 p.m., if amplified noise is plainly audible or is otherwise endangering, injuring, annoying or distributing to a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities, it may violate the noise ordinance, which could result in a warning or a ticket.