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Safe digging is everyone’s responsibility…and it begins with you!

Safe digging starts when you call Georgia 811. By law, everyone-including homeowners-must contact Georgia 811 by dialing  811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least 48 hours before beginning any mechanized digging on your property. If you are unsure as to whether you should notify Georgia 811 before you break ground, remember, even if your digging project is small, it’s always best to call!

On our website you will find important safety information such as what to do before you dig; safe digging practices, what the color-coded markings mean, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more. In addition, Georgia 811 holds a number of public events to spread the word about our important mission. For a complete list, please see our  events calendar. Our mascot, Digger Dog, is available for school and other educational organization appearances.  Click here for more information.

You can call Georgia 811 24 hours a day/7 days a week, excluding holidays. For a complete list of the legal holidays we observe, click here.

If you need to create a locate request, check the status of an existing request or renew an existing request…you can now do so online! Click here to visit my.GA811.com.

Want to know what your yard will look like after you call? Click here to see an interactive house.


Excavators and contractors play an extremely important role in supporting the safe digging efforts of Georgia 811. Whether you submit your excavation requests online or over the phone, Georgia 811 thanks you for obeying the law and taking proper steps to dig safely.

Our website provides excavators and contractors with important information including Georgia laws and policies related to safe digging and proper marking standards; answers to frequently asked questions; information about our Georgia 811 liaisons; and more.

If you have a question or concern, please call us at 770-623-4344 or contact your Georgia 811 liaison. If you do not know who your liaison is,  click here.

If you need to create a locate request, check the status of an existing request or renew an existing request…you can now do so online! Click here to visit my.GA811.com. Professionals will need to take a short online training class to receive a username and password. Click here to sign up for the training class or for more information.

Share Georgia 811 on your website! Click here for our Share Georgia 811 resource page.

Check out our  product catalog for the latest Georgia 811 and safe digging merchandise!