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Gas Powered Leaf Blowers prohibited
Effective March 1, 2021, 
combustion engine and gas-powered leaf blowers and vacuums are prohibited within City limits. 

On March 4, 2020, the City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 20-005 amending Chapter 11.96, Unlawful Noise Regulations, of the Pacific Grove Municipal Code.  A 12-month implementation delay was approved to allow ample time for businesses and residents to make changes in equipment. 

Effective March 1, 2021:

  • Combustion engine and gas-powered leaf blowers and vacuums are prohibited within City limits. This restriction applies to all users including business owners, commercial operators, and residents. 
  • Electric or battery-powered leaf blowers and vacuums are permitted. Use is limited to Monday through Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

The benefits of prohibiting gas-powered leaf blowers include avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, decreased noise levels, and reduction in suspended dust, allergens, and other harmful particulates.

Outreach Materials (English & Spanish)
Click HERE to download an English/Spanish outreach postcard to print to notify landscapers of other potential leaf blower users about these regulations. 

Report Non-Compliance/Submit a Complaint
To report non-compliance click on the "Submit a Complaint" button below. Your submission will be directed to our Code Compliance Officer. 

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