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Street and Pedestrian Lighting

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This website is meant to help developers understand the street and pedestrian lighting requirements and processes in the City and County of San Francisco. Please note that the information here may not be up to date, always contact the streetlight engineer reviewing your project for the most up to date information. Please note that drawings provided are markups okayed for current use. Revised drawings will be uploaded after the global situation is resolved. Please see below useful information:

Streetlight Guidelines
The streetlight guidelines explain the requirements in designing and installing streetlights. It includes frequently asked questions.

Streetlight Catalog
The streetlight catalog includes street and pedestrian lights and poles that have been approved by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Please note that even if the light and pole are in this catalog, a streetlight engineer must review and approve the light for each project.

Department of Public Works Red Lined Drawings:
The Department of Public Works drawings are in the process of being updated. Below are the red-lined drawings that supersede those drawings.

Various Forms
Below are various forms to help make sure that you have collected and submitted all the information needed for review.

Other Documents
Below are useful documents to help aid in your streetlight design.

Contact information:
SLEngineering@sfwater.org - Streetlight project related inquires
SLInspections@sfwater.org - Inspection requests
Streetlights@sfwater.org - General streetlight related inquires and redlined drawings

revision date - July 1, 2020

Last updated: 7/2/2020 11:14:56 AM