Richmond VA > Public Utilities > Streetlight Utility

Last Updated: 2017-01-27


The streetlight utility operates and maintains approximately 37,000 city-owned streetlights, five electric distribution subsystems, more than 350 miles of overhead and underground wiring and thousands of various pole types.

The Police Department's Environmental Policing Initiative works with DPU's Streetlight Division to improve public safety and security in neighborhoods across the city, determining locations where locating a light and trimming trees would enhance crime reduction.

If you see a streetlight out, or any other streetlight problems, call 646-8550. To request a new street light installation, call 646-8541.


RVA Impact Map displays projects (i.e. gas, water, paving, etc.), events (i.e. parades, races, block parties, etc.) and right of way impacts (i.e. detours, partial and full lane closures, barricades, parking restrictions, etc.) as an interactive map for informational and navigational purposes. Data displayed is refreshed as changes are made.

Contact Information:

Public Utilities
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St.,
Room 115
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-4646
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