Street lighting in urban areas supports multiple objectives. Its primary objective is to provide the light necessary for the safe passage of motorists and pedestrians at night. In addition, it is an important aesthetic element of the street furniture, and its appearance often represents the significance and history of the area. Therefore, DDOT shall ensure that streetlight fixtures follow certain standards based on the needs and settings of the area.
Streetlight Policy and Design Guidelines
Procedures & Services
To request maintenance or repairs for streetlights and alley lights, residents should call the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311, or complete a service request 311 Online.
DDOT's shall investigate a streetlight issue within 48 hours of the time it is reported. After an investigation, DDOT will notify residents of the expected date of resolution, which depends upon the nature of the problem.
Energy Savings Initiatives - LED Streetlights and Wiind/Solar Streetlights
- DCMR 24-107: Streetlights, Street Signs, Trees, and Fixtures
- DCMR 24-1111: Downtown Streetscape - Standards for Streetlights