While in college, you may have the experience of attending or hosting a party. If you do find yourself attending or hosting a party, you should be aware of the laws that may impact you. The following section highlights laws that you should know and provides you with tips for hosting a safe party.
An SRN is a written warning issued by the Corvallis Police Department for violations like littering, noise or indecent exposure. You will not be charged for the first SRN. However, if you receive a second SRN within 30 days, you’ll be billed for what it cost the city to respond to both incidents. And that could be hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
It’s against the law to consume alcohol or marijuana if you’re under 21. An MIP comes with a $250 fine and suspension of your driver’s license for up to a year. You cannot be arrested for an MIP, but you can be arrested for lying about your name and date of birth or running from the police.
If underage people are caught drinking in your residence you may be charged with a misdemeanor. Furnishing alcohol or marijuana to minors is taken seriously in Corvallis. If someone under 21 is caught drinking or consuming marijuana in your residence, your penalties are:
This law protects those under 21 from getting an MIP when calling 911 for someone they think has alcohol poisoning. The person making the call and the person in need of medical attention are both protected under this law. If you see someone who needs medical attention, call 911. After you call, stay with the person until help arrives.
This Class A violation is applied when a person is playing a sound device (such as a stereo, TV, or radio) which is audible for more than 50 feet from the source of the sound. Applicable 24 hours a day. This violation comes with a hefty fine of $306. If you’re hosting a party, consider applying for a sound permit through the City of Corvallis. It only costs $5!
If you decide to host a party or just have a few friends over, be safe and respectful of your neighbors.