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Be #KingstonFriendly this St. Patrick's Day weekend

March 15, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is reminding residents to mark St. Patrick's Day in a #KingstonFriendly way that is respectful of neighbours – and not likely to result in a charge under the Nuisance Party Bylaw.

"Have a good time, act responsibly, be smart and stay safe. You don't want to wind up injured or in court. Don't break glass on the streets, play amplified music at an unreasonable volume or get in the way of emergency vehicles. Leave if things get out of hand or call police if rowdy guests won't leave," says Lacricia Turner, manager, licensing and enforcement.

Bylaw enforcement officers will be out over the weekend to ticket garbage, property standards and noise infractions.

The Nuisance Party Bylaw and University District Safety Initiative are in effect city-wide this weekend and that means that any bylaw enforcement ticket could result in a court summons. Enforced by Kingston Police, the bylaw can apply to any person who creates, causes, hosts, sponsors, conducts, continues, or attends a nuisance party. Nuisance Party Bylaw offenders who are issued a Part I Summons will need to appear before a Justice of the Peace in Kingston.

See the Nuisance Party Bylaw FAQs.