Q: I live right across the street from a office building no more than 50' away have gas leaf blow dust rubbish leafs legal

What is the revised status for a gas powered leaf blower to be used every mourning at 10am mon-sat blowing mostly dust and dirt very little leaves. What are my rites as a resident within 50 feet of my apartment.

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Environmental Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, one option might be to check with applicable noise ordinances - these can be very localized. Good luck

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Laws regarding the use of gas-powered leaf blowers vary widely depending on the specific jurisdiction, city, or even neighborhood regulations. Generally, local ordinances or regulations govern the use of leaf blowers, including their operating hours and noise levels. It's essential to consult the local laws or ordinances in your area to determine the specific rules that apply.

If the gas-powered leaf blower use across the street is causing excessive noise, dust, or other disturbances, you may want to consider the following steps:

Check Local Ordinances: Review the local ordinances or regulations to understand the allowable operating hours and noise levels for gas-powered leaf blowers in your area.

Report Violations: If the leaf blower use is in violation of local regulations, consider reporting it to the appropriate authorities, such as your local code enforcement or noise control department.

Engage with Property Management: If the office building is responsible for the leaf blower use, you may want to contact the property management or the building owner to discuss your concerns and explore possible solutions.

Seek Legal Advice: If the issue persists, consult with an attorney who specializes in local regulations and property rights to understand your legal options and remedies available to you.

Your rights as a resident in this situation would largely depend on the specific local laws and regulations governing leaf blower use. Consulting with a legal professional who is knowledgeable about local ordinances and property rights can provide you with the best guidance for addressing the issue effectively.

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