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.

Application Requirements

Application must include:

  • A site (plot) plan showing the location.

Note: Applications without a diagramed plot/plat 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.
  • 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 lights are carefully aimed so that they illuminate only a specific area on your own property.
  3. The lighting illuminates only a specific area which is totally within the applicant’s property.
  4. High light fixtures are shielded to prevent unwanted or excessive intrusion of light from one property to another.
  5. Number (amount) of security lights is reasonable to the size and scale of the property. 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.