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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Gas Powered Leaf Blowers & Noise- Creating Blowers Prohibited - Effective 10/01/17

The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding residents & landscape businesses, Ordinance No.11-2017, Article V Noise, Chapter 42 has been amended to prohibit the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers on any property within the Town which is less than one acre in size effective as of October 1, 2017.  

 Sec. 42-197 – Specific acts prohibited:

(8) Blowers:  The operation of any noise-creating blower or power fan, or any internal combustion engine, the operation of which causes noise due to the explosion of operating gases or fluids, unless the noise from such blower or fan is muffled and such engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to deaden such noise. 

(12) Gasoline powered leaf blower: 
(a) Definition. Leaf blowers shall mean any air blowing machine that uses a concentrated stream of air to push, propel or blow dirt, dust, leaves, grass clippings, trimmings, cuttings, refuse or debris. 

(b) The use of gasoline powered leaf blower is prohibited on any property within the town which is less than one acre in size. This prohibition shall be effective as of October 1, 2017

To read the complete Town of Palm Beach Ordinance No. 11-2017, Sec. 42-197 go to Municode Library website:

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