The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) was
established to protect the underground utility infrastructure of
Georgia. Your familiarity with and adherence to this law is
extremely important in assuring the safety of our underground
facilities and the general public. We have included the most
important policies here for your easy reference, including Georgia
Dig Law and Overhead Protection Act.
GUFPA mandates that, before starting any mechanized digging or
excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 at least 48 hours but
no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines
marked. This law covers activities such as excavation, tunneling,
grading, boring, demolition or any similar work. Georgia
811 accepts calls Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, for
normal locate requests. Damage and Emergency locate request may be
called in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a complete
list of holidays, click here.
Professional excavators may submit notifications online
through EDEN. If you are not currently
trained on using EDEN, please contact Megan Estes at
770-823-3936 or email@example.com. You can also visit
our calendar for
upcoming courses on web ticket entry.
If you have any questions about GUFPA, or any other laws and
policies regarding the protection of underground facilities, please
contact your Georgia 811 liaison, or visit our FAQs page.