Notifying Georgia 811 before you do any mechanized digging is important for many reasons: your safety, and the safety of those near your digging project; preventing environmental damage and utility service interruptions; and, avoiding project delays, expensive repairs and legal problems. In Georgia, it’s the law! For safety’s sake, it’s always best to notify Georgia 811 about any digging project you may have – even if your project is small.
Examples of homeowner digging projects include:
• Fence Installation
• Digging holes for fence posts or a mailbox
• Anchoring supports for decks and swings sets
• Planting trees
• Removing tree roots
• Driving landscaping stakes into the ground
• Installing a retainer wall
If you hire contractors for any exterior home improvement project that involves digging, or notice someone digging on or near your property, make sure Georgia 811 has been notified and utility lines were marked prior to breaking ground.
Homeowners can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays) by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411. 811 is the national call before you dig number used to request that your lines be marked. Please note that this call and the service are FREE. Georgia 811 accepts Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, for normal locate requests. Damage and Emergency locate request may be called in 24 hours a day, seven days a week.