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Miss Dig 
 
CALL 811 BEFORE you dig...It's the LAW! It's fast and FREE.

              
  • EVEN HAND DIGGING CAN CAUSE DAMAGE. OVER 25% OF DAMAGE IS FROM HOMEOWNERS.
  • State law requires you to contact MISS DIG 811 before starting a digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. MISS DIG 811's services are FREE. 
  • A locate request needs to be placed at least 3 business days prior to but no more than 14 days before conducting excavation on your property. Contact MISS DIG 811 by using e-Locate, dialing 811 or 1-800-482-7171 to place a locate request online.
  • Not everything gets marked. The utilities are only required to mark the lines that they own and not privately installed such as connections to a garage or workshop or privately-owned portions of the utilities such public water lines from the stop box to the building. A private locator may be hired to mark private facility lines.
  • Flags should be removed by the person who called in the Miss Dig locate request. If they did not remove the flags, please call 811 and ask who requested the locate and contact them directly to see if they have completed the project.
 For additional assistance, contact the Department of Public Works:
                                                               (586) 786-0010 press 221 or by email.