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The Streetlight Developer Program provides for the installation of new streetlights and the upgrading of existing streetlights by developers as part of the land development process.
Streetlights are installed as a part of new development, which reduces installation cost
Since the developer controls the property, restoration work and/or easements are typically not required on private property
Underground electrical lines, rather than overhead lines, are required to be installed in new developments
Enhanced public safety
Since July 1988, new land developments in the county are required to install streetlights as a condition for plan approval. The developer pays for the initial cost of installation; however, after installation, the streetlights are owned, operated and maintained by either Dominion Virginia Power or Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. Fairfax County pays the monthly invoices from the utility company to operate and maintain the streetlights. The specific requirements for the installation of streetlights are contained in Section 7-0800 of the Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual.
Public Improvement Plans
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Fairfax, VA 22035