Street Lighting

The street lighting district includes the City of Happy Valley and all of unincorporated Clackamas County. Street lights are required for all development inside the Metro Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), although lights have been installed outside this boundary in some cases.

Determine if your address is within the boundary. Enter your address and look in the “Utilities & Districts” section.

District funding

We contract with PGE to design, install, maintain and operate street lights within the district. PGE then bills the county for this service based on tariff rates set by the Oregon Public Utility Commission. These costs are passed on to those served by the district as a special assessment on their property tax statements. Street lighting services are funded by these special assessments.


Street lighting is required for all development within the district by the Zoning and Development Ordinance (Section 1006). Established neighborhoods can request lighting through a petition process.

Reporting a problem

Report street light outage and other repair problems directly to PGE.

Calling in a repair

When calling in a repair, please give the following information:

  • your name and phone number (in case there is a problem identifying the location of the light)
  • the specific street address nearest the light
  • the specific nature of the problem: burned out, always on, cycles on and off, etc.

Please mention if you have called in this repair before.

Requesting street lights

Property owners can petition for street lights to be installed in established neighborhoods. When we install new lights, we light a stretch of street — from intersection to intersection — rather than putting in individual lights here and there because even lighting is a safety feature that enhances visibility for motorists. Utility poles suitable to supporting street lights must exist along the street to install new street lighting.

A majority of benefiting property owners must sign the petition in order to be considered.

We will prepare a petition package for you and your neighborhood is interested. The package includes:

  • petition document
  • list of area property owners
  • map
  • yearly cost information for property owners

Please call 503-742-4657 with street lighting requests or questions.



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