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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Gas-Powered Weed & Debris Blowers Prohibited Starting January 1st

Gas-powered leaf blower

Beginning January 1, 2019, the use of gas-powered weed and debris blowers will be prohibited in all residential neighborhoods in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, pursuant to Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code Section 8.16 (Ordinance No. 611).  Only standard electric-powered blowers—such as hand-held, corded, and cordless—will be allowed.  The City also prohibits any person from using a blower to blow cuttings, refuse, or debris onto a neighboring property or into a street, gutter, or drain.  Violators may be subject to penalty fines.

Please see the permitted days and hours for the use of electric-powered blowers below:

  • Mon. – Fri.:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat.: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun. or Legal Holidays: Not permitted

For more information about this new law, please contact the Community Development Department at (310) 544-5228 or planning@rpvca.gov.  Click the link below to review the text of Ordinance No. 611.

Ordinance No. 611
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