Digging on Private Property

You still need to have those private lines marked in North Dakota!

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Private Utility Locators
- Bismark (701) 202-818‚Äč2
- Fargo (701) 371-4461
- Nationwide (844) 224-4723 | Website

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 North Dakota you should always call before you dig!

North Dakota One Call | North Dakota Locate Request

North Dakota One Call

3813 E. Princeton Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504


Anyone digging in North Dakota must call before digging. The person who is doing the work is responsible for calling NDOC. If the owner contracts with a professional excavator to do the excavation, then the professional excavator is responsible for calling NDOC.

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.