The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania approved the proposal to increase fines for noise violations
Press release, 6 June 2023
After consideration, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania approved the amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences to impose stricter fines on public peace disturbance.
It is envisaged that a fine from EUR 20 to EUR 80 is replaced by a fine from EUR 80 to EUR 200 for shouting, whistling, loud singing, loud playing musical instruments or other audio devices on the streets, squares, parks, beaches, public transport, and other public areas as well as for the noise emitted in residential premises, companies, institutions or organisations in the evening (from 19:00 to 22:00) and during night-time hours (from 22:00 to 07:00) where the noise disturbs people’s peace, rest or work. Heads of legal entities would be fined from at least EUR 200 to EUR 300.
In case of a repeated offence, persons would be subjected to a fine of EUR 200 (used to be EUR 80) to EUR 300, while a fine from EUR 300 to EUR 400 would be imposed on heads of entities or other liable persons.
The draft amendments to Article 488 of the Code of Administrative Offences was approved by 81 votes in favour, 16 votes against, and 33 abstentions.
Saulė Eglė Trembo, Chief Specialist, Press Office, Information and Communication Department, mob. +370 5 239 6203, e-mail: [email protected]