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Posted on: September 14, 2020

REMINDER: Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers are ILLEGAL in the Town of Corte Madera

Leaf-Blower Ban

We continue to receive reports that gasoline-powered leaf blowers are being used by residents and contractors in Town. 

We would like to remind everyone that as of March 1, 2020, the use of any gasoline-powered leaf blowers is ILLEGAL at any time within the Town. (Corte Madera Municipal Code 9.36.040 adopted November 19, 2019) 

We ask that persons currently operating gasoline-powered leaf blowers discontinue their use IMMEDIATELY. Be the change and do your part to report all violators by calling Central Marin Police Authority (CMPA) at (415)927-5150 as soon as you witness anyone in Town using a leaf blower that is gasoline-powered (please note that battery or electric-powered leaf blowers can still be used. Only gas-powered leaf blowers are banned). 

A violation of any provisions of Chapter 9.36 of the Municipal Code shall constitute an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation of the same ordinance within one year, and $500 for each additional violation of the same ordinance within one year. (Gov. Code, § 36900)

We ask that you share this information with your friends, neighbors, personal contractors and anyone who you believe will be affected. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Corte Madera at (415)927-5050. To report violators, please call (415)927-5150.

If you would like to read the text from the Corte Madera Municipal Code, please use the following link: https://library.municode.com/ca/corte_madera/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT9PESAMO_CH9.36NO

To view and share the information flyer regarding this subject matter, please use the following link: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/DocumentCenter/View/4800/Leaf-Blower-Flyer

To read the staff report from the October 15, 2019 Town Council Meeting when the Noise Ordinance was discussed, please click on the following link: http://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/451831/5.A._Staff_Report_and_Attachments.pdf

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