Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE.
​So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 
​three working days before you plan on digging.

Call 811
​Before You Dig

Protect your underground
utilities from damage


Report a possible violation of the underground utility safety and damage prevention act.

Learn more about how safe digging affects you and those around you. Find out just how the process works and why it is so important to call 811 every time you dig.

Stay up to date with changes in the
​North Carolina state statute for excavation.

The new law took effect October 1st, 2014.

Download the old vs. new law comparison 


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Report an alleged violation

the safe digging process

North Carolina law

The North Carolina 811 Education Department was developed to help you as a homeowner, contractor or anyone planning on digging, to be well informed about on how to properly and safely dig in North Carolina. Learn about the AWAP color codes. Take our FREE online Pipes Plus training and earn a certificate for your efforts. From brochures to instructional videos, it's all right here. 


Web based ticket entry for multiple or complex locate requests. Mainly for contractors.
​*Training is required
Web based ticket entry for simple, singleaddress locates. Can be used by anyone.
​No training needed
Update Lite allows you to update a locate request that has been processed within the last 30 days.
Use Positive Response to check the status of your locate. See who has and hasn’t marked your lines and why.

Let us come speak at your next event.

Contact the Education Department for more info.