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Posted on: April 20, 2018



The City of White Plains leaf blower ordinance is geared toward reducing loud, unnecessary and unwanted noise in our neighborhoods.

The ordinance states:

ü  The use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is allowed ONLY during the Spring and Fall clean-up periods:

March 15 – May 15


         October 1 – December 15

ü  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

ü  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.

ü  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:

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