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At their meeting on September 28th, 2021, the Town Council adopted new rules regarding the use of leaf blowers in San Anselmo. With the adoption of ordinance #1157, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers will no longer be allowed in San Anselmo starting on January 1, 2022. The Town has passed this ordinance due to concerns about the impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers on the environment, health, and noise pollution.
If you haven't made the switch to electric equipment yet, do not worry, we're here to help! The Town has created a rebate program: we ask that you trade in your old, gas-powered leaf blower (drained of fluids, please) and in return, you can receive a rebate for the purchase of new equipment of up to 50% or $150. More information about the program will be available shortly, including hours and location.
The hours of operation have been updated to be in line with other Marin County cities and towns. The new hours of operation are:
Starting on January 1st, 2022 and through June 30, 2022, anyone using a gas-powered leaf blower will be given a warning, explaining the new regulations. After June 30, 2022, if a warning was already given, a $100 citation will be issued. If additional violations are reported and confirmed, increasing citations of $200, and $500 may be issued.
Call Town Code Enforcement: 415-258-4654 and leave a voicemail with the time and address of reported gas-powered leaf blower usage.
Use our Report a Concern feature and provide the time and the address of reported gas-powered leaf blower usage.
Call Central Marin Police non-emergency number 415-927-5150.