As a rule, the operators of buried utilities do not charge for identifying and marking the locations of their buried utilities. However, should your schedule require that locates (excluding Emergency Locate requests) be done outside normal working hours, there may be a charge to cover the cost of overtime.
Excavators that abuse the Damage Prevention Process by placing frequent requests for locates where no ground disturbance is taking place, or planned within the 14 day lifespan of locates, may incur charges from the operators of the buried utilities.
Most utility operators charge for locating customer-owned utilities.
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