Brookline already has a stringent noise by-law which is enforced by the Police Department, that significantly limits the permitted noise level of leaf blowers and times of their operation. Failure to adhere to this By-Law is a violation with a consequent warning or fine. Leaf Blower operation is only permitted during two periods in the year: from March 15 - May 15 and Sept 15 - December 15.  Leafblowers machines must operate at 67 decibels or less.

The Department of Public works is exempt from the decibel and the time period restrictions. The Town of Brookline and professional landscape companies follow OSHA guidelines to provide a safe and healthful workplace.