Construction & Landscape Hours
Please be reminded that the Town of Portola Valley's construction hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
No construction on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays*
Please note that holidays include: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If any holidays falls ona Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.
Landscaping contractors/gardeners may use domestic garden tools on Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm, provided that chippers and chain saws are not used.
Residents who personally (including immediate family members assisting) can maintain or improve their property and/or residence through construction activities or by using domestic garden tools during the following hours:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
These hours were instituted by Ordinance No. 2009-380 to prevent unnecessary disturbances while still allowing reasonable times for construction.
Violations may result in a stop work notice and/or misdemeanor charges. If noise occurs before 8 am or after 5:30 pm call the Non-Emergency San Mateo County Sheriff's Department at (650) 363-4911. During the hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm, please call the Planning Technician at Town Hall at (650) 851-1700 ext 216.