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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Street Light Installation

Street Lights

Due to limited funding for new street lights, the Bureau of Transportation formed a partnership with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program to help locations afflicted by crime get the lighting they need to increase safety. 

In order to qualify for the program, several criteria must be met:

1. The area immediately around the location of the desired street light must have a high incidence of crime, as determined by an examination of Police Bureau crime statistics for the location.

2. A Crime Prevention Coordinator must determine when visiting the site at night that the lack of a light is contributing to the crime problem.

3. A Bureau of Transportation Engineer or Engineering Technician must determine that the street does not meet minimum lighting standards and that it is physically possible to place a street light at the desired location.

4. The neighbors of the location must raise $1200 to pay for the street light.

5. The neighbors of the location must form a Neighborhood Watch.  A Neighborhood Watch is formed with the assistance of the Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Once these criteria have all been met, the street light is installed and the Bureau of Transportation pays the ongoing energy and maintenance costs.

To find out more about this program, please call (503) 823-4000 and ask for the name and number of the Crime Prevention Coordinator for your neighborhood.  Be prepared to provide as much information as possible about the specific location and your concern.


Request:  Additional street light 
Phone:  503-865-LAMP (5267)
Email: Street Lighting Staff -