Noise Complaints FAQ's

Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) regulating noise complaints

Q: What are the permitted hours for leaf-blowers to be used in the City of Huntington Beach?

A: Under HBMC 8.40.095: Leaf Blowers, leaf blowers - leaf blowers may only be used between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday.  On Sunday or a Federal holiday, leaf blowers may only be used between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

Q: What are the permitted hours for construction, repair, remodeling, or grading of real property in the City of Huntington Beach?

A: Under HBMC 8.40.090 (D): Special Provisions - residents with a valid City permit are allowed to commence construction, repair, remodeling, or grading of real property between the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. from Monday thru Friday, including Saturday.  On Sunday or a Federal holiday, construction, repair, remodeling, or grading of real property is not allowed.

Q: What are the permitted hours for the maintenance of real property (i.e. tree trimming, window washing, lawn mowing, etc.) in the City of Huntington Beach?

A: Under HBMC 8.40.090 (F): Special Provisions - residents may conduct real property maintenance between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Monday thru Saturday.  On a Sunday or Federal holiday, the hours associated with property maintenance shall be limited to 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.


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