Welcome to e-dig the easy online homeowner dig request for non-emergency single address locates only.
With just the click of a mouse, homeowners can enter single address locates via the e-dig program.
Restrictions and Requirements:
- Single addresses only, not extending markings beyond the addresses boundaries
- No Emergency or less than 48 hour notice requests
- No Pre-Planning/Design requests
- Valid email address
Submitted requests will be processed by O.U.P.S. prior to the start of the next working day. The date and time that you are legally allowed to begin your excavation will be 48 hours (2 full working days not including weekends and legal holidays) from the time that O.U.P.S. processes your locate request but no more than 10 working days after receipt of confirmation. This legal start date and time will be included as part of your confirmation. If you begin your excavation prior to that time, you may be subject to liability for damaged underground facilities.
By law, everyone — including homeowners — MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging on their property. Think your project's too small? It's best to call or e-dig it!
ORC Sec. 3781.28.(A) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C), (D), (E), and (F)of this section, at least forty-eight hours but not more than ten working days before commencing excavation, the excavator shall notify a protection service of the location of the excavation site and the date on which excavation is planned to commence.
*Please note that the Ohio Revised Code defines excavator as “the person or persons responsible for making the actual excavation” (ORC Sec. 3781.25 (K)). Therefore, while O.U.P.S.will not refuse a ticket from any caller, we advise the actual excavator place the call to O.U.P.S., receive their own ticket number and wait the required 48 hours in order to be compliant with Ohio law.*
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** Please note that a working day is defined as Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding legal holidays.