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Street Lighting


Ben Hawkins
   Street Light Design
   Ph: (651) 266-6256 
   Fx: (651) 298-4559
   800 City Hall Annex
   25 W 4th St
   Saint Paul, MN 55102

   Tom Stadsklev
   Ph: (651) 266-9773
   Fx: (651) 266-9765
   899 Dale St
   Saint Paul, MN 55103
lantern street light_thumb.jpgCitywide lighting is provided for the safe operation of roads and sidewalks in the City of Saint Paul.  The Traffic & Lighting Division is responsible for light installation and maintenance on streets, bridges, paths and trails in the City of Saint Paul.  The city's lighting system includes more than 37,000 light fixtures on 32,000 light poles.  Alley lights are installed and maintained by Xcel Energy at the request of adjacent property owners.  Residents contact Xcel Energy directly for installation and maintenance of alley lights. 

Street Light Repairs

To report a light out or other needed repairs to street lights, traffic signals or traffic signs please call 651-266-9777.  For after hours emergencies such as a light pole knocked down call 651-266-9700.

Alley Lights

Alley lights are installed and maintained by Xcel Energy at the request of adjacent property owners.  It is up to the adjacent owners to arrange for alley lights directly with Xcel Energy and to pay the cost of installation, maintenance and operation of alley lights.  For alley light problems or installation call Xcel Energy at 800-960-6235, email at  or go to the Xcel Energy website

Testing "Green" Streetlights

The City of Saint Paul is in the process of testing new street light technology to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs.  See detailed information regarding streetlight testing.

Street Lighting Assessments

Street lighting assessments apply to some properties in the City of Saint Paul where above standard lighting has been installed.  Assessments are processed and collected by the Office of Financial Services.

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