Landscaping and Lighting Districts

About Landscaping and Lighting Districts:

Landscaping and Lighting Districts (“LLDs”) are formed pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, Parts of Division 15 of the California Streets and Highways Code, and Article XIIID of the California Constitution. It is a form of benefit assessment in which only special benefit may be assessed. LLDs are commonly used by local governments to finance many approved uses including the installation and maintenance of:

  • Street lighting
  • Street landscaping
  • Street traffic signals/lights
  • Parks
  • Trees
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Recreational improvements including playground courts and equipment
  • Public restrooms
  • Fountains and statues

To review the Government Code Streets & Highways Section 22500, visit the Official California Legislative Information website and enter the Code Section into the search box. Visit