No more than two unrelated persons may occupy historic homes, unless the property has been certified to occupy no more than three unrelated persons. If you are considering renting a property in a historic district, read Sec. 20-15.34 Occupancy Restrictions in Historic Districts and call 205-248-5100 to find out the occupancy restrictions on the property.
Also, residents must not store garbage carts in front of a house in a historic district. Store garbage carts behind the house or on a side not visible from the front of the house.
The City of Tuscaloosa has several ordinances that impact off-campus residents. Fines range from $50 up to $500 and one year in jail depending on the violation, circumstances, past violations, etc.
The city of Tuscaloosa issues fines for noise violations in residential areas. City ordinance states the acceptable level of sound coming from your residence between 6 a.m.-9 p.m. is 75 decibels, and between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. is 65 decibels. A typical vacuum cleaner is around 60-85 decibels and a whistling teakettle is roughly 80 decibels.
For more information on noise ordinances read Sec. 10.8-13 Noise in residential districts. or to report a noise violation, call TPD’s non-emergency line at 205-349-2121.