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The City of White Plains leaf blower ordinance is geared toward reducing loud, unnecessary, and unwanted noise in our neighborhoods.
The ordinance states:
✓ The use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is allowed ONLY during the Spring and Fall
March 15 – May 15
October 1 – December 15
✓ Gasoline-powered leaf blowers may be used during the clean-up periods ONLY at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Legal Holidays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
✓ Gasoline-powered leaf blowers that produce a sound level greater than 70 decibels are PROHIBITED. Gasoline-powered landscape maintenance equipment other than leaf blowers (lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, etc.) that produce a sound level greater than 85 decibels are prohibited.
✓ Simultaneously operating more than one gasoline-powered leaf blower on property measuring 5,000 square feet or less is prohibited.
Penalty may be a fine up to $250.00. Violations of this ordinance will be vigorously enforced. Violations may be reported to the Department of Public Safety at (914) 422-6111.
For further information, please see City of White Plains Municipal Code of Ordinance – Noise Pollution Chapter 3-4-2 (8). Available on the City of White Plains website: www.cityofwhiteplains.com.