Before You Dig Dial 811

The State Corporation Commission of Utility and Railroad Safety cautions everyone to call the national number 811 before you dig in your yards or fields. Calling 811 connects you to VA811, which is the Commonwealth’s one call notification center open Monday-Fridays from 7am until 5pm, excluding holidays. Emergency notification service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Before you excavate or demolish anything it’s wise to learn more about the Commonwealth’s damage prevention program by contacting the State Corporation Commission Office’s Division of Utility and Railroad Safety at (804) 371-9980 or visit their website at
Skipping these precautionary steps could result in serious consequences that might mean loss of essential utility services, physical injury or worse.

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