Call Before You Dig!

Gopher State


The "Call Before You Dig" law (Minnesota Statute 216D) requires that any excavator must call the state-wide notification center before doing any digging more than 12-inches deep at least 48 hours (excluding weekends, holidays and emergencies) prior to the start of digging. Operators of pipelines, electrical lines, telephone lines and other utilities are notified and must use color-coded markings to show the location of their lines or facilities on the site. The information needed is the type of work being done, how long the work will take and where the work site is located. The work site location should include the legal description of the property (township, range, section/quarter). This information can be obtained from property tax statements.