Private Facilities

Florida law requires member operators to mark the lines they own and maintain such as gas, communications, internet, and electric lines. But, almost every job site includes some type of privately-owned underground facility. These facilities are not listed in our database.

What are private facilities?

Private underground facilities can be located anywhere including private property and rights-of-way. They typically are underground lines that extend beyond the meter or lines not connected to a meter that serve other areas on a property. 

Examples of Residential Private facilities

  • Electricity to sheds, garages, barns or electric fences

  • Invisible dog fences, data cables, landscape lighting

  • Water, septic or irrigation systems

  • Propane or natural gas run to grills and pool heaters

  • These can be located in apartment complexes, mobile home parks, gated subdivisions


Examples of Private facilities on commercial property

  • Parking lot lighting

  • Fire mains

  • Building to building utilities

  • These can be located in schools and universities, hospital complexes, industrial areas, government facilities and military installation

Before you dig, inspect the property carefully for private underground lines. Consider hiring a private locator to mark private lines that could be in conflict with the excavation project.