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The City of Sacramento does not provide funding for the installation of new streetlight systems. In areas subject to development, property owners and/or developers pay the cost for the installation of the street lighting improvements. In developed areas without existing street lighting improvements, property owner(s) and/or business groups may pay for the cost to install street lighting improvements.

Property owners, business groups and developers (the applicant) who elect to pay for the installation of street lighting improvements are responsible to cover the cost associated for the streetlight system design, materials and installation or construction. Installation of such improvements require an Encroachment Permit from the City. The applicant is responsible to obtain an Encroachment Permit and pay the cost associated with the permit. The street lighting improvement shall meet City Standards and the said improvements are subject to City inspection. Upon completion of the installation, the City will assume/accept the ownership and subsequently operate and maintain the improvement. Direct levy for these services and energy use will be included in the annual property tax bill.

For information on City of Sacramento street light improvement standards, please go to this City link: Forms

For information on encroachment permits, please go to this City link: Engineering Services Permits

Questions may be emailed to the following address:

For questions regarding Street Light Maintenance, please go to this link: Street Light Maintenance

To report a street light that is out, please dial 311 or report it online.