Ready to start digging?
Whether you’re planting a tree, shrub or garden, aerating your yard, installing a mailbox or building a fence or deck, contacting OHIO811 before you dig protects your home and your family. Avoid potential injury, property damage, and utility disruption by following the Law and digging safely.
Please take just a few minutes to call 8-1-1 or visit e-dig and request the location of underground facilities near your proposed digging site. Knowing where gas, electric and other facilities cross your property will help protect your life, your property, and your wallet.
When do I contact 811?
You should contact 811 a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes.
What info do I need before calling 811?
You will need to know the address of where you plan to dig, including the county and nearest cross street, as well as the type of project you’re completing and the exact area on the property where you’re planning to dig. Whether you call 811 or make your request online, you’ll need the same info.
After I call 811, what do I do?
You need to wait a few days to allow utilities to respond to your request and ensure that all utilities have indeed responded to your request before breaking ground. Once all utilities have marked their buried lines, you should dig carefully around any utility marks and consider relocating projects that are close to buried utilities.