Miss Dig is Michigan’s only utility safety notification system. Their e-Locate service makes it easy for you to request for public utility lines to be marked. So you can safely complete your digging project.


  • Decks & Patios

  • Trees or Shrubs

  • Swings Sets

  • Signs

  • Fountains

  • Tents

  • Fences

  • Mailbox Posts

  • Room Additions

  • Gardens

  • Swimming Pools

  • Landscaping

Know what's below before you dig!

Even Hand Digging can cause damage! Over 25% of the damage is from homeowners. Call Miss Dig before you dig!​

It's the law! It's fast & Free!!!

When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines. Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives knowns as locators. The locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines. 

A bill was signed by Governor Rick Snyder and has been in effect since April 1, 2014. Be smart & contact MISS DIG 811 before your dig. 

place a dig notice

flag & marking information

Not everything gets marked when you call. Private facility lines are NOT marked. The unmarked private lines usually run from the house to any other building or object with service in your yard, like a garage or lamp post. A private locator may be hired to mark them. Often water and sewer lines are only marked in the right-of-way, not all the way to the meter on the house.

Do NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days.

Color Codes

  • White - Area of Proposed Excavation

  • Pink - Temporary Service Markings

  • Red - Electric

  • Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane

  • Orange - Phone & Cable

  • Blue - Water

  • Purple - Reclaimed Water & Irrigation

  • Green - Sewer

  • Gray - Used to Erase Marks