Street lighting improves safety for drivers, bicyclists , and pedestrians by improving visibility. In addition, street lights can help to reduce crime.

In 2006 the City of Shoreline took over management of Shoreline's street lights from Seattle City Light. Seattle City Light continues to provide street light installation and maintenance services to the City of Shoreline.

Reporting a Problem

To report street light trouble and to request repairs for existing streetlights, call Seattle City Light at (206) 684-7056, or use the Streetlight Online Trouble Report. This number or web form can also be used to request street light glare or backlight adjustments.

Requesting a New Street Light

If you would like to request a new street light, please contact Traffic Services staff. Please note that we are only able to install lights where there are existing utility poles to mount them; the City does not currently have a program to install new poles.

On residential streets, the typical spacing for street lights is approximately 300 feet; this often works out to be about every other pole. Street lights will not be installed in closer proximity to one another on residential streets unless lighting an intersection.


If you have a concern outside of normal business hours, please call the City's 24-Hour Customer Response Hotline at (206) 801-2700.