Report a Burned Out Street Light
To report a street light that is burned out, contact us via phone at 320-650-2900 or by email
Policy for Placement of Street Lights
The City Council has established a uniform policy for the placement of street lights in the City of St. Cloud as follows:
Street Light Utility
- Lights installed at every intersection
- Mid-block lights installed if the distance between cross streets exceeds 700 feet
- Lights installed at the bulb of cul-de-sacs that are longer than 300 feet
- City Council will consider installation of additional street lights if petitioned by property owners in affected area. Cost of additional lights may be assessed to the affected property owners
On January 1, 2011, the City of St. Cloud implemented a Street Light Utility (SLU). The SLU provides a dedicated funding source for electricity, operation and maintenance of city-owned street lights. Previously the costs for the operation and maintenance of the street light system were included in the annual property tax bills. As of 2011, all property owners, taxable and tax exempt, now pay for this service on their utility bills. By creating the SLU, the city reduced its property tax levy by the cost of operation and maintenance of the street light system.
The benefits of funding the street light system using a SLU include:
- Requires tax-exempt properties to assume a proportionate share of street light costs.
- Fees structured in an equitable manner that reflected actual benefits and service costs as opposed to treating all properties alike.