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 08.40.095: Leaf Blowers, leaf blowers may not be used before 8 A.M. Leaf blowers are only permitted between the hours of 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. Monday thru Saturday; or 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sunday or a federal holiday.

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

A: Under HBMC 08.08.090 (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 A.M. and 8 P.M. from Monday thru Friday, including Saturday, Sunday, or a federal holiday.

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 08.08.090 (H): Special Provisions, residents may conduct real property maintenance between the hours of 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. from Monday thru Saturday. On a given Sunday or federal holiday, the hours associated with property maintenance shall be limited to 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.


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