Exterior Lighting Violations

The purpose of the exterior lighting section of the Land Development Regulations is to allow necessary and reasonable lighting of property for safety and security while eliminating or reducing the nuisance and hazards of excessive light and glare. 

Requirements

Outdoor light fixtures shall have a total cut-off of light at an angle less than 90 degrees and shall be located so that the bare bulb, lamp or light source is completely shielded from direct view from a vantage point 5 feet above the ground at the perimeter of the lighted area. 

Outside light attached to a building

In short, this means that the fixture should be shielded so you cannot see the light bulb unless standing directly under it and the fixture should be pointed straight down. The fixture should be shielded with a frosted glass or an opaque surface so you cannot see the light bulb. 

For egresses on 2nd stories (above 15 feet), one fixture adjacent to the egress is allowed.

Contact Information

For more information on any code topics or other zoning issues, please stop by our offices at 200 South Willow Street in Jackson or call 307-733-3959. To report a violation, please call the Code Compliance Officer at 307-733-3959.