Southern Arizona Chapter of IDA (SA-IDA)

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Outdoor Lighting Codes





Outdoor Lighting Codes (OLC)

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Very brief Summary of all codes

State of Arizona  

City of Tucson and Pima County (revised 2/7/12, now exact same code for both municipalities)

South Tucson (same as City of Tucson code)

Town of Oro Valley (Nov. 2011)


Town of Sahuarita

Pinal County (Saddlebrooke, Oracle, Casa Grande, Florence, etc.)     Report a Violation

Cochise County (Sierra Vista, Herford, Bisbee, Douglas, etc)

City of Bisbee (Chapter 7.10 of City Code last updated Aug 2014, not sure when Light Pollution Code updated)

Santa Cruz County (Nogales, Rio Rico, etc.)

Code Related Items:

Light Fixture Examples of Unacceptable and Acceptable

Lamp Lumens Data


Is there an offensive or obtrusive light in your neighborhood or nearby shopping center that you believe is in violation of Outdoor Lighting Codes?  Then file a complaint with your local Development Services Department for your city or county.  Most of these agencies have online forms.

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