In designated service areas, Annapolis County uses LED streetlights to increase visibility for road and pedestrian safety. These streetlights are cost recovered through local taxes.

Not all streetlights within the County are Municipal streetlights. A determination is below. All other streetlight types are private.

How to determine if a streetlight is municipal or privately owned:

  • Must be facing toward the road and directly on the roadside to be a municipal light.
  • The streetlight will have an AC Number on it. If it does, please take note of what it is and if not then it is a private light.
  • The County is not responsible for streetlights on private property.

If you believe there is a problem with a municipal streetlight, as determined above, please submit the problem using our online forum Click Here

If you believe there is a problem with a private light, please contact Nova Scotia Power at 1-800-428-6230

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