Florida’s One Call Law
The Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556, Florida Statutes, requires anyone who is digging or disturbing the ground to contact 811 and have underground facilities marked no less than two full business days before beginning any excavation or demolition. The law was established to aid the public by preventing injury to persons or property and the interruption of services resulting from damage to an underground facility caused by excavation or demolition operations.
In July 2020, Chapter 556, F.S., introduced higher penalties for violations involving gas facilities, investigations of gas facility damages that result in incidents by the Florida Fire Marshal, new protections for permanent markers, a new violation for digging in the tolerance zone and more.
This page offers helpful resources including a link to the full law text at the left side of the page under QUICK LINKS.
Sunshine 811’s Safety Education Liaisons provide free safety education on Chapter 556, F.S. Connect with a liaison today!