Prior to placing a shovel in the ground, penetrating the ground (e.g. placing a street sign or tent stake), or performing any excavation or subsurface work, Dig Safely New York (800-962-7962) must be called. New York State Law requires 2-day advance notification. Once contacted, Dig Safely will dispatch a notice to all utility owners in the project area regarding the work. Utility owners will respond and mark their respective utilities.
When making the call have the following information available:
- The project name (including address)
- Contact information
- Two nearest streets
- Any special instructions that might pertain to the project
Questions can be directed to Chuck Porter (607) 327-0635.
Please note: contacting Chuck is not a substitute to calling Dig Safely New York.