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“When people enter the City of Dripping Springs area at night, many of them notice something is different - the skies over the City of Dripping Springs are not spoiled by light pollution. This is evidence that the City and the people who live in and near the City value the natural environment, including the beauty of the Hill Country and high quality of the night sky.”
- Mayor Todd Purcell
Safety, economy, respect for our neighbors and preservation of the night sky are the principles governing the Lighting Ordinance of Dripping Springs. In summary, it requires the use of appropriate lighting for the space, enhances traffic safety by preventing glare, and prevents light trespass by requiring that the light be kept on the property it’s intended to illuminate.
Do My Lights Conform to the Outdoor Lighting Ordinance?
A simple first step to determine if your lights comply with the Outdoor Lighting Ordinance is to make sure no one can see the source of your lights - the bulbs or lens that refracts the light from the bulb – from any other property. Secondly, except for a limited number of very small landscape lights, no lights are allowed to project above any structure on your property.
For additional information or questions, please contact City Administrator Michelle Fischer at email@example.com or call 512-858-4725. The below links provide specific information to help you choose and shield light fixtures to meet ordinance requirements:
Guidance for Residential Outdoor Lighting
Guide for Non-Residential (Commercial) Outdoor Lighting
Lighting Ordinance Compliance Agreement
Lighting Plan Checklist
Lumen Compliance Workbook Sample
Dripping Springs, Tx.
511 Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Phone: (512) 858-4725
P.O. Box 384
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Fees & Charges
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE A1.000 (GENERAL PROVISIONS),
SECTION A1.001 OF THE DRIPPING SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES;
MODIFYING THE STANDARD FEE SCHEDULE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
PERMIT FEES, USE FEES, AND OTHER FEES RELATED TO MUNiCIPAL
AUTHORIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING FOR THE
FOLLOWING: RULES; STANDARDS; PROCEDURES; CRIMINAL
PENALTIES; AND, SEVERABILITY DOWNLOAD FEE SCHEDULE
Budget & Tax Rate
THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 15.57 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000.00 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $20.00
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Approved Budget
Ordinance No. 1100.74: Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Ordinance No. 1110.18: 2017 Tax Levy
Resolution No. 2017-61: Ratification of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget
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