Guideline No. 48a – Security Lighting

An Exterior Alteration Application will be required for all security lighting, flood lights and various types of high output lights.

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed plot plan showing the location. Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Bulb type and wattage or wattage equivalent.
  • Aim and illumination area of lights.
  • Style, size, scope (range) of proposed lights.
  • Describe the impact on neighboring properties.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing.
  • Brochure.
  • Description or photograph, if available.



Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Consideration is given to the impact on neighboring properties.
  2. The lighting illuminates only a specific area which is totally within the applicant’s property.
  3. High light fixtures are shielded to prevent unwanted or excessive intrusion of light from one property to another.
  4. Number (amount) of security lights is reasonable to the size and scale of the property.
  5. Lighting does not detract from the residence’s appearance or the residential look of the neighborhood.
  6. All lighting equipment is painted to match the color of the surface to which they are attached.

NOTE: Exterior Alterations of this type must be considered carefully because of the impact on neighboring properties.