- If you wish to request new or additional streetlights in your community,
please complete the information on the Streetlight Request page, or contact Street Lighting Section at (626) 300-4865.
Upon receipt of your request, we will:
- Determine if the area is part of an existing County Lighting District.
- Determine if a petition for annexation to the County Lighting District is required.
- Host a community meeting to answer questions and determine affected property owner support.
- Prepare a petition and streetlight layout for a member of the community to circulate among property owners located within the petition area.
Note: Not everyone favors the installation of streetlights. Some object to the way they look or prefer not to have them installed near their homes. Particularly, the communities in rural areas have concerns on the impact of street lighting on wildlife and star gazing opportunities.
- Upon receiving the petition with the signatures of property owners representing at least 60 percent of the benefitted area, we will host a second community meeting to address any concerns and questions on the annexation and streetlight installation process. We will also proceed with the legal process required for the Board of Supervisors to approve annexation and the installation of streetlights.
- Typically, it takes 12 to 18 months to process the request and install the streetlights if the area is within an existing County Lighting District. If the area is not within a County Lighting District, then annexation is required which can take up to 18 months to annex the area into a County Lighting District and additional 12 to 18 months to install the streetlights.
- The costs for streetlight installation will need to be paid for by the affected property owners. The estimated streetlight cost will be determined based on the type of streetlights available in your area.
- The County Lighting District can finance the streetlight installation cost with the affected property owner repaying the County Lighting District over a 10 or 15 year period with interest through the property owner's annual property tax bill.
- There is also an annual assessment charge to fund the operation and maintenance of the streetlights. The amount of the assessment varies depending on the County Lighting District and parcel's land use designation (i.e., single-family resident or commercial business). The annual assessment charge is placed on the property owner's annual property tax bill.