To our knowledge there is no state legislation related to gas-powered leaf blowers, however a jurisdiction can choose to regulate them locally.
For example, the city of Seattle is phasing out gas blowers – here is a Kiro7 article about it: Seattle City Council approves ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. And here is a link to Seattle’s Resolution No. 32064 (2022), as well as their Supporting Documents. According to this Seattle City Council press release, Washington D.C., the entire state of California, Burlington, Vermont, and 100 other jurisdictions have banned gas leaf blowers.
Another angle is to approach this through the city noise ordinance; Clyde Hill has a specific code provision (see Sec. 8.10.030(G)) that applies to leaf blowers (prohibiting usage of blowers that exceed a 45dBA sound level prior to 7:00 am and after 6:00 pm on weekdays and prior to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on the weekend and holidays).
And below are some additional examples from both Washington State and elsewhere.
Examples from Washington State:
Examples from other states (includes outright bans as well as noise restrictions):
- Burlington, VT Municipal Code Article 21-14
- Calistoga, CA Municipal Code Sec. 8.21.020
- Coronado, CA Municipal Code Sec. 36.24.020 – Leaf blowers powered with a combustion or gasoline engine are prohibited.
- Creswell, OR Municipal Code Sec. 9.25.140
- Palos Verdes Estates, CA Municipal Code Sec. 8.28.040
- Pasadena, CA Municipal Code Ch. 9.37
- South Pasadena, CA Municipal Code Sec. 19A.12.4
- Veneta, OR Municipal Code Sec. 9.20.040