When Can I Dig?

Notifying 811

Notify Sunshine 811 at least two full business days before you want to dig gives member utility companies enough time to locate their underground facilities on your property. Business days exclude Saturday, Sunday and state and national holidays. If you’re ready to begin digging, submit a locate request today.

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Digging Near Buried Facilities

Flags and paint are used to mark the approximate location of buried facilities. If the locate marks run through your project area, you must take extra precautions when digging and consider relocating your project.

In Florida, the tolerance zone runs 24-inches from each facility’s outside edges. If you’re digging within the tolerance zone, use increased precaution to protect the underground facilities. Learn more by viewing the Florida Dig Law.