Street Lighting

The Public Works Department provides more than 12,000 streetlights on roadways in the City of Gainesville.  These lights, with limited exception, are owned, operated and maintained by GRU.  Streetlights are installed along public roadways to promote safety of all users.

To report a streetlight outage:
Please use GRU’s online streetlight repair request form or call (352) 334-3434. When possible, include the pole number with the request. 

To request a new streetlight or change to an existing street light:
Contact the City of Gainesville Public Works Department at (352) 334-5070 or

For private rental lighting:
GRU offers rental lights for residential and commercial customers. Find more information on the GRU website or call (352) 334-3434.