The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) wants to proactively notify you of a law enacted earlier this year by the Council of the District of Columbia that may soon impact local residents and businesses.
On January 1, 2022, the Leaf Blower Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 will take effect. The Act prohibits the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District. Individuals and companies who continue to use gasoline-powered leaf blowers after this date will be subject to fines of up to $500 for each offense.
After January 1, 2022, violations of the law can be reported by any person who observes a gas-powered leaf blower being used in the District, which can then result in an enforcement proceeding against the violator. For your awareness, DCRA will be accepting photographic and recorded (video and audio) evidence in support of these citations.
Please plan ahead and prepare for equipment changes that comply with the new law.
Financial Assistance for Businesses
If you have an active DC Business License, commercial and residential rebates are being offered by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). Learn more and apply for rebates.
For more information, please visit dcra.dc.gov/leafblower.