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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.