Use of Leaf Blowers

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 will now be allowed during the Spring and Fall clean-up periods only:
    March 15 – May 15 and
    October 1 – December 15


  • Gasoline-powered leaf blowers may be used during the clean-up periods at the following times only:
    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 less than 5,000 square feet is prohibited.

Penalty may be a fine up to $250.00
Violations of this ordinance will be vigorously enforced. To report a violation in progress in your neighborhood please call 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.
Available on the City of White Plains website: www.cityofwhiteplains.com.