Calling 811 is the most important step! 

Call 811 at least a few days before you start any digging project.  Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.

Ready to dig? We'll help you do it safely! 


811 in Your State

Each state has its own 811 call center to help you get digging. Choose your state to find information about your area. An 811 representative will take information about your project and notify appropriate utility companies to mark buried lines so you can dig safely around them!

811 Map


Get Involved

Calling 811 is for everyone! Learn more about how you can get involved in promoting safe digging. 


Event Calendar

Looking for ways to get involved with 811 in your community? Check out our Event Calendar to see what's coming up.

Promotional Materials

Promotional Materials

Help spread the word about 811 with our tools, logos and more! 

811 Kids

811 Kids

Kids love learning about 811 too!  Find out more about our Youth Community Service Awards and educate future excavators with our videos and curriculum materials.


Did You Know? 

Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. 



Ready to Dig? Start Here!

Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? For every project, every time, call 811!