Citywide lighting is provided for the safe operation of roads and sidewalks in the City of Saint Paul. The Traffic & Lighting Division is
responsible for light installation and maintenance on streets, bridges, paths and trails in the City of Saint Paul. The city's lighting system includes more than 37,000 light fixtures on 32,000 light poles. Alley lights are installed and maintained by Xcel Energy at the request of adjacent property owners. Residents contact Xcel Energy directly for installation and maintenance of alley lights.
Street Light Repairs
To report a light out or other needed repairs to street lights, traffic signals or traffic signs please call 651-266-9777. For after hours emergencies such as a light pole knocked down call 651-266-9700.
Alley lights are installed and maintained by Xcel Energy at the request of adjacent property owners. It is up to the adjacent owners to arrange for alley lights directly with Xcel Energy and to pay the cost of installation, maintenance and operation of alley lights. For alley light problems or installation call Xcel Energy at 800-960-6235, email at or go to the Xcel Energy website.
Testing "Green" Streetlights
The City of Saint Paul is in the process of testing new street light technology to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs. See detailed information regarding streetlight testing.
Street Lighting Assessments
Street lighting assessments apply to some properties in the City of Saint Paul where above standard lighting has been installed. Assessments are processed and collected by the Office of Financial Services.