Report a Potential Lighting Code Violation

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Every bad or annoying light is not a violation of the lighting code. Flagstaff and Coconino County code standards require that any light installed after about 2011 must be fully shielded if brighter than 1000 lumens (residential) or 2500 lumens (commercial). If the light was installed before this, Arizona state law requires that the owner be allowed to continue to use any light that was legal at the time it was installed.

If you are concerned about an outdoor light being used by one of your residential neighbors, FDSC strongly recommends initiating a conversation as described on our How to Talk to Your Neighbor page. Our experience has been that establishing a personal contact as described on this page is much more likely to be effective than seeking to involve legal authorities.

If after considering this information, and particularly if you are concerned about lighting on a commercial or multi-family residential (apartment) site, you may fill out the form below and we will look into it to see if it does indeed appear to be a violation. If so, we will relay your concern to the appropriate authority.

Any information supplied to FDSC, including your name and e-mail address, will not be shared with anyone without your permission.

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