Report a street light problem
Depending on the location, the responsibility for repair of malfunctioning street lights located within the City of Kansas City, Mo., can be the responsibility of either the City or the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department. The City maintains most street lights on arterial, collector and residential streets with the exception of decorative units owned by private or neighborhood organizations.
A street light outage or damage can be reported by calling 816-513-9595. This telephone number is exclusively for reporting street light problems and is answered 24-hours a day by a trained attendant (no recording). You can assist the maintenance process by reporting the number marked on the street light pole and the nearest street address to the light along with a good description of the problem (tips for reporting street light problems). Be certain to mention conditions where wires are down or exposed. Always stay clear of exposed wires, broken poles or tree limbs in contact with electrical systems.
Safety tip: At least 48 hours before digging anywhere near the perimeter of your property, where there may be underground street light wires or other types of utility service lines, always call 1-800-DIG-RITE. Owners of underground utility lines will locate and mark their facilities so that excavations can be performed safely and services not interrupted. It can be dangerous and costly not to utilize this service.