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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.)

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

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 download a complaint form (see below), fill it out with a couple of photos of the offending light(s) and sent it to us to have it reviewed.

 "Obtrusive Lighting Complaint Form" , Click on the "Resources-Brochures" page to select the desired format.

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