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Posted on: January 10, 2022

REMINDER - Leaf Blower Rules Changed on January 1st

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Visit THIS LINK to access complete information including Rebate Forms in both English and Spanish.

 

Ordinance #1157 began on January 1, 2022, and bans the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in San Anselmo. The Town has passed this ordinance due to concerns about the impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers on the environment, health, and noise pollution.
 
Rebate Program
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 that allows you to 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, electric equipment of up to 50% to $150. More information about the program is available HERE.
 
Hours of Operation
 Allowable hours of operation have been updated to come in-line with other Marin County jurisdictions. Beginning in 2022, the new hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:00 am to 5:00 pm for multi-unit and non-residential properties)
  • Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sundays and Holidays - no leaf blowers use

Enforcement
 Starting on January 1st, 2022 and through June 30, 2022, anyone using a gas-powered leaf blower will be given a warning, with an explanation about the new regulations along with information about the rebate program. After June 30, 2022, if a warning has already been issued, a $100 citation will be issued. If additional violations are reported and confirmed, increasing citations of $200, and $500 may be issued.   

To report usage of gas-powered leaf blowers during the hours of 9:00 to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, you can call Town Code Enforcement: 415-258-4654 and leave a voicemail with the time and address of reported gas-powered leaf blower usage.

You may also use the Town's Report a Concern feature and provide the time and the address of reported gas-powered leaf blower usage. 

  • To report usage of gas-powered OR electrical leaf blowers outside of allowable hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm between Monday and Friday or 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, or any time on Sunday, you can:

Call Central Marin Police non-emergency number 415-927-5150.

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