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1. What do I need an encroachment permit for?
2. When do I need a fence permit?
3. How does the Town decide which streets are going to be paved?
4. Do I need a permit to cut a tree?
5. Am I responsible for the trees & sidewalks in front of my house?
6. When can I use my leaf blower?

Leaf Blower Information

With the adoption of Ordinance #1157, as of January 1, 2022, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers will no longer be allowed 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.

Allowed Hours of Operation

The hours of operation have been updated to be in line with other Marin County cities and towns. 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 blower use allowed

 This ordinance is enforced by the Town's Code Enforcement & Police Department through verbal and/or written notices. Follow-up actions include warnings and fines of up to $500.

More information is available on our leaf blower webpage.