Outdoor Lighting Ordinance
|The Town would like to remind residents of its “Dark Sky Preservation Initiative” to reduce offensive lighting sources and reduce light trespass beyond property lines.
As part of the “Dark Sky Preservation Initiative,” which is intended to help preserve Avon’s small town mountain character and the ability to view the stars against a dark sky, all outdoor lighting, including residential, must conform with the Town of Avon’s Outdoor Lighting Ordinance. These regulations include but are not limited to:
To the right are examples of light fixtures that do and do not meet the regulations stated in the Outdoor Lighting Ordinance.These examples are intended to be illustrative only. If you have doubts as to whether your lights meet these specifications, Town staff would be happy to conduct a simple audit and guide you to compliance.
The Community Development Department requires approval of any new fixtures to be installed.
Code enforcement is handled on a complaint only basis. If you see lighting that is glaring, or not fully downcast, please contact the Community Development Department at 748-4413 and report the address of the property. Town staff will follow-up with an inspection of the property and proceed with enforcement if found to be non-compliant.