In Bellevue, street lighting is either provided by the city or by Puget Sound Energy (PSE). City-owned and maintained systems are typically found on Bellevue's arterial streets, and PSE systems are typically found in residential areas. Bellevue pays PSE a fee for operating and maintaining street lights in Bellevue. As of December 2020, there were a total of 9,200 streetlights in the system, including 3,700 owned by the city and 5,500 owned by PSE.
Burnt-out StreetlightsTo report a burnt-out street light, please send us an email with the location and your contact information, in case we have questions. You can also submit your issue online.
New Lights in Residential AreasYou can request a new street light on a public street in your neighborhood. If the new light can be installed on an existing PSE utility pole, there is typically no cost to the resident. Installation requires the approval of all residents within 100 feet of the new street light. NOTE: New street light requests will be filled with LED street lights wherever possible.
To request a new street light on a public street in your residential area, download the Street Light Request Instructions, fill it out and submit it per the form instructions. For street light requests in non-residential areas, contact the Transportation Department at 425-452-6856 or firstname.lastname@example.org or use the MyBellevue mobile app.