There are 16,028 streetlights in Overland Park: 2,350 are maintained by Kansas City Power & Light and 13,678 by the city.
The city's streetlights are designed and installed to provide a safe level of illumination on the roadways. The average light bulb lasts about four years.
To report an outage, submit a help request through Overland Park Cares, the city's customer service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.
Residents may contact the city to request a new street light. All requests are studied by city staff to determine whether the light is warranted and needed according to city policy.
* Night runs are done monthly to detect street light outages on thoroughfare streets. We rely on residents to report outages in their neighborhoods.