To help decrease noise pollution in Saratoga, the City Council passed new leaf blower regulations that will go into effect on October 1, 2019:
- Leaf blowers must be certified by the manufacturer to produce no more than 65 decibels at a distance of 50 feet.
- Many leaf blowers that meet this criteria are labeled with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B175.2 sticker. This label and/or the product information will be used to verify compliance.
- Homeowners are responsible for ensuring compliance on their property, regardless of who is using the leaf blower, and may be subject to penalties and fines for violations.
This information is also available in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. To view the translated materials, FAQs, and more information, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/leaf