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How to Place a Locate Request

There are two convenient ways to reach MISS DIG 811 to place a Locate Request:

  1. Via the web at - Click Before You Dig Using eLocate or through the RTE program
  2. Call Before You Dig, 8-1-1 is the nationwide toll-free number for locate services. Call MISS DIG 811’s toll-free number, our toll-free number 800-482-7171, and is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

You can now enter your own locate request for excavation at a single address if you have a valid email. You will receive a confirmation email from MISS DIG 811 along with general information pertaining to the excavation project.

NOTE: Your e-Locate is not valid until you receive an email confirmation from MISS DIG 811 with a start date and time.

You will be required to answer some questions when you contact the MISS DIG System to place a Locate Request, including:

  • Your name and phone number.
  • The contractor or person doing the work.
  • The geographical location (county and city, village, or township) of the work area.
  • The address where the work will be done.
  • Nearest cross streets to the work site.
  • The type of work being done; for example, installing a fence or building a deck.
  • Information about the project area that identifies the boundaries for the utility representatives; for example, locate underground utility lines 100 feet from the north side of the house; locate underground utility lines in the entire yard; or locate underground utility lines in the front yard.