An application is required to obtain a temporary lighting permit from the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for a streetlight pole for a holiday, festival, or other event or use.

Requests must be reviewed and approved by the DOT's Street Lighting Division. All plans and documentation for the installation of festoon, holiday, or other temporary lighting must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the desired installation date.


Download the application for a temporary lighting permit.

Get more information about New York City streetlights.

By Mail

Call 311 for assistance.

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