Ordinances and Regulations

Let's hope the wind doesn't blow.

In response to the community’s desire to balance the benefits and drawbacks of leaf blowers, the Cambridge City Council enacted an ordinance (Cambridge Municipal Code Section 8.16.081, effective March 1, 2008) that governs the operation of this equipment.

Noise control - leaf blowers

What counts as a leaf blower?

Who does this ordinance apply to? 

What equipment is permissible?

When can leaf blowers legally operate?

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