Leaf Blower Ordinance

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Leaf Blower Ordinance

On December 15, 2022, the City Council adopted a new leaf blower ordinance that restricts times of use and limits the noise from leaf blowers.

Starting January 1, 2024, all leaf blowers must comply with the following:

• Leaf blowers cannot exceed 65 decibels (dB) at a distance of 50 feet as specified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for leaf blowers.

• Operation of leaf blowers is only allowed between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday thru Saturday, and prohibited on Sundays and Holidays.

Residents are also required to carry the manufacturer’s sticker on their leaf blower certifying 65 dB compliance, or a certification by the Public Works Director or designee. The manufacturer’s label will indicate the model’s dB at 50 feet from the sources

This ordinance, Ordinance 606, was added as Chapter 9, Title 5 of the Town Municipal CodeThe full ordinance can be read here.

For questions or concerns, please contact Code Enforcement at (650) 947-2505 or email at codeenforcement@losaltoshills.ca.gov.

Relevant Leaf Blower Ordinance Documents