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We can investigate light nuisance complaints from people who live in Birmingham only.
The light nuisance must be substantial (for example; preventing you from sleeping). We cannot take action if normal levels of artificial light shines onto your property.
Most commonly reported complaints are from lighting being installed poorly in both commercial and domestic properties. However some commercial properties are exempt which are detailed below under 'types of premises exempt'.
Before you report a complaint against your neighbour, we advise you to speak to them as they may not be aware of the light troubling you. Your neighbour will certainly be upset if they hear of a complaint from the council so do approach them first by politely requesting;
- moving or partially shading the light
- fitting an infra red sensor
- using a lower wattage bulb as they are much cheaper and far more efficient.
If your neighbour is unwilling to take action please report it. Press the 'report a problem with light nuisance' button above. Once you have reported a problem with light nuisance an Environmental Health officer will contact you to arrange a visit.
Please note: For complaints about nuisance from street lights. Please see the Highways page.