On January 1, 2022, the Late Notice Fee for Georgia 811 Members who do not respond to a locate ticket by midnight on the Response Due Date will increase to $1.10 per late notice. As annual billing is based on data from the prior year, the increase in Late Notice Fees will be realized on 2023 invoices.
The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) outlines specific responsibilities for safe digging stakeholders. A key member responsibility is to respond on time (by midnight on the Response Due Date) in the Positive Response Information System (PRIS) for each locate ticket received. Members can avoid Late Notice Fees by responding to their locate tickets on time.
(c) Each facility owner or operator, either upon determining that no utility facility or sewer lateral is present on the tract or parcel of land or upon completion of the designation of the location of any utility facilities or sewer laterals on the tract or parcel of land as required by subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section, shall provide this information to the UPC in accordance with procedures developed by the UPC, which may include the use of the PRIS. In no event shall such notice be provided later than midnight of the second business day following receipt by the UPC of actual notice filed in accordance with Code Section 25-9-6.
GUFPA § 25-9-7 (c)
PRIS may be accessed via the Online Portal at https://geocall.ga811.com/geocall/portal or by downloading the Georgia 811 Mobile App. (Information available here.)
For Positive Response resources, including video tutorials, please visit our Member Resources page here.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Connections at CustomerConnections@Georgia811.com or 770.623.5786.