JULIE – Call Before You Dig
Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) – is a not-for-profit corporation that provides contractors, excavators, homeowners, and others who may be disturbing the earth, with a free service through a single toll-free phone number, (800) 892-0123, to call for the locating and marking of underground utility facilities. JULIE services the entire state of Illinois, except the city limits of Chicago.
*If digging inside the Chicago city limits, please contact DIGGER at (312) 744-7000.
Excavators must call in their own requests. Call Before You Dig does not mean letting someone else make the call to JULIE. According to state law, the person actually doing the digging (excavator) is required to call JULIE with locate request information;
See Section 4 of the Underground Utilities Damage Prevention Act. JULIE Board policy #01-02 states. Link to details.
“Utility locate requests, including those from homeowners, will only be accepted from the excavator or a personal representative/employee of the company engaging in the excavation activity.”
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