Leaf Blower Regulations

Spring / Fall Cleanup Seasons

MARCH 15 THROUGH JUNE 1 (SPRING CLEANUP)
 SEPTEMBER 15 THROUGH DECEMBER 15 (FALL CLEANUP)


Gas-powered leaf blowers permitted subject to the following restrictions:

Permitted Times:
 Monday through Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm
 Saturday, Sunday, federal holidays – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

No more than a total of two handheld or backpack leaf blowers at a time, unless property is greater than one-half acre.  If greater than one-half acre, no quantity limit.

No walk-behind leaf blowers are permitted, unless property is greater than one-half acre.

All blowers must meet EPA exhaust standards and be operated and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and specifications.

Handheld or backpack leaf blowers must operate at a noise level of 70 dBA or less.


Other Times Besides Cleanup Seasons

JUNE 2 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14

DECEMBER 16 THROUGH MARCH 14


No gas-powered leaf blowers permitted, except:

On one- or two-family properties:
 The property owner may use one gas-powered leaf blower once a week for no more than 30 minutes and only during the following time periods: Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

On multifamily, cluster residential developments, and attached one-family dwelling developments:
 Gas-powered leaf blowers may be used between 9:00 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday and not at all on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

Year Round

 Gas-powered leaf blowers permitted:


 When responding to an emergency or removing snow.
 Golf and tennis clubs and municipal employees performing their regular duties, but not within 100 feet of the nearest residence.

Electric or battery-operated leaf blowers permitted with no limitations.