To Report Any Street Lighting Issues Call 645-7627 or visit 311 (645-3111)
Columbus residents and visitors benefit from the services provided by the Power Section of the Division of Power and Water. The Power Section maintains and provides all the city's street lighting services.
The Division implemented a contract in late 2011 to replace many older circuits throughout the city and work is underway. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2013. To learn more about the locations of the circuit replacement work, please view a map of the circuits planned to be rehabilitated or replaced.
For historical information about how streetlighting began in Columbus in the late 19th century, please visit Our History.
For Neighborhoods That Do Not Yet Have Streetlights:
Many of the city’s early neighborhoods were built without street lights. The city has two programs neighborhoods can participate in to request street lights.
1) For standard wood pole street lighting (photo, above left), neighborhoods should send their request in writing to:
Street Lighting Engineering Section
Columbus Division of Power and Water
3500 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43214
2) Decorative street lights (photo, right) have been available through a property assessment petition process. Typically neighborhood residents agree to be assessed for the difference between the cost of the standard wood pole and the decorative street light. For more information, view the Residential Street Lighting Assessment Brochure.
Due to funding limitations, a waiting list currently exists in both programs; however, neighborhoods can still apply to get on the list.
For more information, call the Street Lighting Engineering Section of the Division of Power and Water at (614) 645-6963. If you live in an area outside the Columbus city boundaries, please contact your municipality, township or county offices.