What We Do
Louisiana 811 allows you to simultaneously notify many underground utilities operators or facilities of your intent to dig or demolish. You can call 811, toll-free at 1-800-272-3020, or use our internet ticketing service (Next Gen) to submit a locate request.
When you call or click to file a locate request, we use a sophisticated computerized mapping system to notify members whose facilities are likely to be affected by your excavation or demolition.
Our members respond by marking their cables, pipelines, and similar systems so that you can avoid them. We record all notification calls and keep them on file for three years in case disputes arise.
Contacting Louisiana 811 before you dig saves money for everyone by reducing the possibility of damage, eliminating construction delays and contributing to public safety. We are funded by our members who operate underground systems, and our service is free to everyone.