Safety is number one at NC811 and “Safety Sam” is helping us share that message with everyone. If you would like “Safety Sam” to visit your place of business, school, trade show or any other events, please contact our eduaction department to schedule his appearance.

It is the law in NC to call 811. North Carolina 811 is a utility notification call center for underground excavation. NC811 will notify your local utilities of your intent to dig. Those utilities will send locators to mark your publicly managed underground lines within 3 business days prior to your excavation. NC811 is not a government agency. We are a non-profit organization funded by our member utilities and managed by a board of directors. NC811 does not schedule the marking of utilities. Buried utilities are marked by the facility operators that own the lines. Only publicly own lines will be marked when contacting 811.

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North Carolina 811 SERVICES

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