Landscaping Activities

Hours of Operation

Construction, the operation of heavy equipment, or landscape activities are prohibited except during permitted times and days listed in the table below. Emergency work and typical do-it-yourself residential activities (lawn mowing, gardening without the use of weed and debris blowers - see the separate heading), and minor home repair/maintenance are exempted from these time and day restrictions. "Emergency work" means work made necessary to restore the property to a safe condition following a public calamity, or work required to protect persons or property from an imminent exposure to danger, or work by private or public utilities when restoring utility service.

Hours of Operation (RPVMC §17.56.020)
Monday through Friday7 AM to 6 PM
Saturday9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday & Legal HolidaysProhibited

Weed and Debris Blowers

As of January 1, 2019, the use of gas-powered blowers in single-family residential neighborhoods is prohibited in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. Only standard electric- and battery-powered blowers - such as handheld, corded, and cordless equipment are allowed to be operated throughout the City during the permitted times and days listed in the table.

Hours of Operation (RPVMC §8.16)
Monday through Friday8 AM to 5 PM 
Saturday9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday & Legal HolidaysProhibited

Commercial Garden Equipment Incentive & Exchange Program

Commercial gardeners and landscapers, local government agencies, school districts and colleges, and non-profit organizations may trade in their operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn or garden equipment to one of the 6 participating manufacturers' dealer locations to get credit towards the purchase price of a commercial battery electric lawn and garden equipment. The participating dealers will test the old equipment for operability, responsibly drain all fluids, before sending to licensed dismantlers who will permanently destroy the old equipment.

View more information on the program.

View dealer locations (PDF).

View equipment prices with incentive funding (PDF).