Street and Pedestrian Lighting
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To set expectations for any construction projects that include the installation of streetlights
Who Must Comply?
Streetlight projects located in the franchise area within the geographical boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco
For emergency situations, please call 9-1-1. For streetlight outages, please call 3-1-1.
We are here to help developers understand the street and pedestrian lighting requirements and processes in the City and County of San Francisco. Please contact the streetlight engineer reviewing your project for the most up to date information. Please note that drawings provided are markups approved for current use.
The streetlight guidelines explain the requirements in designing and installing streetlights, including frequently asked questions.
Steps for Successful Installation of Streetlights
- Project owner fills out Streetlight Review Request.
- After review and revisions Photometric Study will be approved.
Project owner will know the location, pole, and luminaire used.
- Apply for new unmetered service(s) or request to use an existing service.
Please see streetlight guidelines for directions on how to apply and/or request to use an existing service.
- Project owner will revise streetlight plan to include service point information
- After review and revisions, Streetlight Plan will be approved.
- The project owner asks for and receives an estimate for SFPUC inspection and administrative costs.
- Project owner pays the funds.
- Project owner fills out inspection form and sends to SLInspections@sfwater.org.
Send at least 5 working days before to schedule an inspection of: a) All streetlight infrastructure before pour and b) Final inspection
- The project owner receives an approval of the above from PUC inspector. (email is OK)
- The project continues with the construction of the foundation, installation of poles and lights and all other items as necessary.
- The project team calls PUC inspector for final acceptance.
- Punch list items are provided to the Project owner
- Complete all punch list items and provide red lined drawings, final submittals and warranty information to the Project owner.
- Streetlight Engineer will provide Project owner with acceptance document.
Have you have collected and submitted all the information needed for review?
- Request to review new streetlight work. Streetlight Review Request
- Request to remove or temporarily remove SFPUC/PG&E owned and maintained streetlights. Streetlight Removal Request
- Request to relocate streetlight infrastructure that does not have new streetlight work. Streetlight Relocation Request
- Request to review sidewalk work only. Sidewalk Review Request
SLEngineering@sfwater.org - Streetlight engineering related inquires
SLInspections@sfwater.org - Inspection requests
Streetlights@sfwater.org - General streetlight related inquiries, as-built inquiries, and redlined drawings
DPW Red Lined Drawings, Various Forms and Other Documents
Department of Public Works Red Lined Drawings:
Drawings from SF Public Works are in the process of being updated. Below are the red-lined drawings that supersede those drawings.
- 87201 Pull Box Lid and Details
- 87202 Pull Box Details
- 87203 Streetlight Service and Circuit Requirement
- 87204 Splicing Detail
- 87205 Streetlight on Round Concrete Standard for Residential Areas Installation Detail
- 87206 Service Conduits in or on Utility Owned Wood Poles, Manhole and Handholes
- 87207 Typical Number Arrangement for Streetlight Poles
- 87208 Streetlight on Heavy Concrete Standard Installation Details
- 87209 Type D and Type K Bracket Arm Assemblies
- 87211 Type D Streetlight with Octagonal Concrete Standard Installation Details
- 87212 Pedestrian Light Foundation
Make sure that you have collected and submitted all the information needed for review.
- Streetlight Infrastructure Variance: Whenever a developer would like to request a variance form the streetlight guidelines, please fill out this form and send to the streetlight engineer working on the project
- Inspection Request: Request pre-construction meeting, inspections for all infrastructure before pouring and final inspection
Documents to help aid in your streetlight design
Last updated: 10/26/2021