“Dark Skies Ordinance” Informational Guide

Section 19.81 of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance is intended to reduce unnecessary night lighting and to minimize lighting impacts on surrounding properties to help protect Kern County’s rural characteristic of access to a natural dark sky environment and to avoid public nuisances.

Full Informational Guide (90 KB)

Please refer to Section 19.81.020 for a complete list of definitions relevant to the Outdoor Lighting “Dark Skies Ordinance”.