Ownership and Maintenance
Most street lights in the Town of Tonawanda between the curb and sidewalk are owned and maintained by National Grid
. On your Town of Tonawanda tax bill you will see a line item called "Light Consolidated." This item reflects your property's street light tax and reflects your share of the cost to maintain the street lights and pay for their energy use. New York State law determines the policies, while cities, towns and villages cover the cost by general tax levy.