Dark Sky Ordinance
The Maricopa County Dark Sky Ordinance includes provisions designed to control the use of outdoor artificial
illuminating devices emitting rays into the night sky which have a detrimental effect on astronomical observations.
It is the intention of this Ordinance to encourage good lighting practices such that lighting systems are designed
to conserve energy and money, while increasing nighttime safety, utility, security and productivity.
The Maricopa County Dark Sky Ordinance has been incorporated into the Zoning Ordinance. See Section 1112.
- Zoning Ordinance - see section 1112
For additional information, call 602-506-3301.