What is Ordinances (Municipal)

Horace He

Last Updated: August 14, 2023

What is Ordinances (Municipal)

Ordinances (municipal) refers to regulations or rules implemented by a municipality (local government) regarding outdoor lighting practices. These ordinances are used to control and ensure the quality of lighting within the municipality. They are typically published in the municipal code, which is a compilation of all the laws and regulations applicable within a particular city or municipality. Municipalities play a role in fostering responsible outdoor lighting practices through ordinances, planning, code enforcement, and Environmental Advisory Councils (EACs). These ordinances are actively enforced and involve the participation of various entities such as the planning commission, municipal engineer, code enforcement officer, Environmental Advisory Councils, historical commissions, and parks and recreation boards to ensure responsible lighting practices.