Street Lights


The City is responsible for the maintenance of most street lights in Bowie and has hired a contractor to perform the repairs.

Report a Street Light Outage

To report a street light outage or malfunction, please use our service request system.

Or, if you'd prefer, you can also contact the Street Light Specialist in the Public Works Department, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 240-544-5686 or email. If calling outside of these hours, please leave a detailed voice mail message and call back number.

Please be able to provide the following information:

  • The address nearest the pole
  • The pole number (found about five feet up the pole)

Damaged Poles

If a pole is knocked down or damaged, please contact our Street Light Specialist at 240-544-5686 during business hours listed above or send an email. If you are reporting a downed or damaged pole  after hours or on weekends, please call 240-544-5700 so that the problem can be addressed as quickly as possible.

Exception: Wooden poles are maintained by BGE and must be reported directly to the company for repair. Call 800-685-0123 or visit their website or let us know and we'll do it for you.