Dig Law Changes & Other News

The Georgia Dig Law is Changing on September 1

On Thursday, September 1, the Georgia Dig Law has changes going into effect that you will notice when submitting or calling in a ticket. Georgia 811 has online training available in both English and Spanish to explain the updates. The 20-minute training is free, online and recommended for all excavators and utility owners/operators. Stakeholders can also request live training by filling out the Liaison Training Request Form at the link below.

To review changes to the online ticket creation, click here.

To access the online training or to request a live training, please visit the Georgia 811 Training & Education page.

To view the updates to the law itself, click on the link at the top of the Georgia 811 Georgia Dig Law page.


Georgia 811 to Observe Labor Day

Georgia 811 offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2022. During this time the Contact Center will be accepting locate requests for damages and emergencies only. Please plan your work accordingly.

For a complete list of holidays observed by Georgia 811, please visit our website at the following link: https://www.georgia811.com/index.php/about-georgia-811/.


Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Summit – Register Now!

The Georgia 811 inaugural Damage Prevention Summit is at 50% capacity, so it’s time to complete your free registration for the event! The Summit will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hilton Northeast in Norcross. Join us for a day of networking and education as we gather as safe digging stakeholders from throughout the state.

To view the schedule and registration link, click here.


Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors and Vendors!

We have had a great response and are now sold out on vendor booths and sponsorships. Thank you to the following organizations:

Gold Level Sponsors: Georgia Power Company, Atlanta Gas Light, & Stake Center Locating

Silver Level Sponsors: Georgia Transmission, RHD Services, HydroExcavators, Jackson EMC, Boss Solutions, 4iQ Solutions, Benchmark Subsurface Utility Services, SAM, USIC

Friends of Georgia 811 Sponsors: Blount Construction, Gunter Construction Company, The Zeis Family, Benton Georgia, and Bigman Geophysical

Vendors: Tracer Electronics, C&S Solutions (Locator Guys), Classic Apparel, Southern Cross/OneVision, RHD Services, HydroExcavators, Georgia Power, Stake Center Locating, Boss Solutions, Atlanta Gas Light, Benchmark, 4iQ Solutions


1-Day Locating Training Available

Thanks to Georgia 811’s Summit Partner Staking University, 1-Day Locating Seminars are available in conjunction with the Summit. There are two remaining seats available for the training on Friday, October 7, held at the Georgia 811 office. Thanks to the City of Lawrenceville, an additional day of training has been added on Tuesday, October 4, and will be held at the City of Lawrenceville Public Works Office.

For more information and to register for the October 4 class, click here.

For more information and to register for the October 7 class, click here.