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Utility Locating Division

On September 1, 2022, the Georgia Underground Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) was updated to include a requirement for mandatory Georgia 811 membership for local governing authorities that own traffic control devices and traffic management systems.

To provide adequate time for initial budgeting and staffing, the starting date for enforcement of the requirement to locate these facilities is January 1, 2024.

Traffic Control Devices

All electronic or electrically powered roadway signs, sign structures, or signals of a local governing authority or the Department of Transportation and all associated underground infrastructure on which the public relies for informational, regulatory, or warning messages concerning the public rights of way.

Traffic Management Systems

A network of traffic control devices, monitoring sensors, and personnel of a local governing authority or the Department of Transportation, with all associated communications and power services, including all system control and management centers.

Why do I need to call Georgia 811?

It is the law in the state of Georgia to have utility lines marked before conducting mechanized digging. Georgia 811 receives notifications, or locate requests, from individuals planning to dig and transmits them to our member utility companies so they may mark their lines and digging can commence, safely. Calling Georgia 811 is one of the best ways to protect the public from harm, prevent utility services interruptions and avoid costly damage.

How may I contact Georgia 811?

Homeowners can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays) by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411. 811 is the national call before you dig number used to request that your lines be marked. Please note that this call and the service are FREE. Georgia 811 accepts Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, for normal locate requests. Damage and Emergency locate request may be called in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a complete list of holidays and frequently asked questions, visit .