Call 811 Before You Dig

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Protect Your Family. Protect your Home and Property. Call 811 Before You Dig. 


The North Carolina One-Call Center, a non-profit organization funded by members, takes excavation information from contractors, utilities and homeowners, anyone engaged in excavation activities, and transmits this information to our members. The member utility owner or their representatives will mark the location of the underground facilities within three full working days after the date the notice was given, free of charge. The members range from utilities to universities, from municipalities to home owner associations. Each caller is informed of the members that will be notified. The excavator needs to call directly, any utility owner or their representative that is not a member to physically mark the utility lines.

How Does NC811 Work to Protect Your Underground Utilities?

The Center provides a toll free number, 811, that can be reached from anywhere in the continental United States. The North Carolina One-Call Center does not mark utility lines. It does provide an easy communications link between excavator and utility owner. To learn more about the process, view this informative presentation. NC811 also encourages area residents to visit the NC811 website or the national Call811 website for more information about safe digging.

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