Community Reminders

As we embrace the warmer months, we would like to address a concern that has been raised by several residents: excessive noise from lawn mowers, yard care equipment, carpet cleaners, and mobile car detailers.

Our community is known for its tranquility and peaceful surroundings. However, the constant hum of gas-powered equipment disrupts this harmony. As considerate neighbors, we have an opportunity to minimize unnecessary noise and enhance everyone’s quality of life.

We kindly ask each of you to be mindful of the following:

  • Operating Hours: Please limit the use of noisy equipment to reasonable hours. Avoid early mornings, evenings, and Sundays when possible. The City of San Clemente noise ordinance permits exterior noise levels in residential use areas up to 55 dBA from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and up to 50 dBA from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am (City of San Clemente Municipal Code §8.48. 050).
  • Maintenance:  Equipment should be maintained to reduce noise levels. Dull blades, poorly tuned engines, bad or removed mufflers -too many landscapers do it…- can create an unnecessary racket. You can get quality gas equipment mufflers for under $15 online. Ask your contractors to comply.
  • Alternatives: Ask your contractors to switch to electric or battery-powered equipment, which tends to be quieter. San Clemente already prohibits the use of gas leaf blowers (Municipal Code ordinance Title 8, Chapter 8.50).
  • Communication: If you plan a major landscaping project, inform your neighbors in advance. This way, they can prepare for any temporary disruptions.

By respecting these guidelines, we foster a more peaceful environment and show respect for one another. Let’s work together to maintain our serene community. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to the HOA board.

To submit a noise complaint please call (949) 366-4705 or visit 

Thank you for your cooperation!