Homeowner

Every Dig Calls for 811

Installing a fence or mailbox, starting a garden or building a deck, all require a call to Sunshine 811 at least two full business days before you begin digging to get public facilities marked and located. In fact, it’s the law.

Sunshine 811 notifies its member utility companies to mark their underground facilities where you plan to dig. Sunshine 811 does not locate or mark underground facilities. This is done by the member utility companies or their locators.

Safe digging is everyone’s responsibility. Failure to dig safely can result in costly damages and repairs, loss of essential utility services, and even serious injuries to you or your neighbors. To learn more about the safe digging process, check out the Six Steps to Safe Digging.

Are you ready to start your project? Submit a ticket.

Contacting 811 before installing irrigation helped this homeowner avoid electric lines (marked with red flags).

Contacting 811 before installing irrigation helped this homeowner avoid electric lines (marked with red flags).