Digging on Private Property

You still need to have those private lines marked in Missouri!

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Whether you are adding on to your home, installing sprinklers or just planting a tree, we can help you find a private utility locating specialist.

One-Call and private utilities

In Missouri you should always call before you dig!

Missouri One Call System, Inc. | Missouri Locate Request

Missouri One Call System, Inc.

824 Weathered Rock Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101

800-344-7483 | 412-415-5058

When you call MOCS, your call is routed to the next available operator. He/she will ask for specifics about the planned excavation. Once this information is processed by the computer, you will be given a list of member utilities that will be notified of your excavation. The computer then sends this locate request to all member utilities with facilities in your dig site area. After the utility has been notified of the planned excavation, they will mark the "approximate location" of their underground lines or advise you there are no facilities in your area.

The One-Call System does not mark utilities. The One-Call system only notifies participating member utilities. These participating member utilities will not mark private or non-member utilities. The utility locating companies notified will locate and mark only primary public utilities, so it's up to you to keep track of what else is on your own property.

Private Utilities are the buried lines after the meter or main lines. If you have a curbside meter then your property will not get marked by the participating member utility locators. Other buried utilities that generally are not marked include but may not be limited to: sewer lines, private lighting, sprinklers, fire mains, secondary electric lines to detached garages, and septic lines.