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Request a new streetlight

Request new streetlights from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Our Signals and Street Lighting team processes requests and puts them on a waitlist. As funding becomes available, these are prioritized based on numerous factors. PBOT doesn't have adequate funding to approve all requests.

This application takes 10-15 minutes to complete. An engineer's assessment could take several months.

  1. Gather your information

    Be prepared to provide us with your contact information and a detailed description of where you would like a streetlight, such as the nearest address or cross street. Tell us why it's important to you.

  2. Request a streetlight by email

    PBOT places all streetlight requests on a waitlist until an engineer can evaluate the area and make a determination based on several factors. If the engineer finds an installation is unwarranted or not feasible, you may contact your power company about installing a privately funded light, or install private outdoor lighting on your property. 

    Email your request here:

  3. Contact us with any questions

    Need help with your request or have questions?

    Contact PBOT's Signals and Street Lighting team here:

  1. Gather your information

    Be prepared to provide us with your contact information and a detailed description of where you would like a streetlight, such as the nearest address or cross street. Tell us why it's important to you.

  2. Request a streetlight by phone

    PBOT places all streetlight requests on a waitlist until an engineer can evaluate the area and make a determination based on several factors. If the engineer finds an installation is unwarranted or not feasible, you may contact your power company about installing a privately funded light, or install private outdoor lighting on your property. 

  3. Contact us with any questions

    Need help with your request or have questions?

    Contact PBOT's Signals and Street Lighting team here: