Call Before You Dig – Protect Yourself and Your Family
In Illinois, safe digging starts when you call JULIE at 8-1-1. Yes, it’s that easy. 8-1-1 is the nationwide 3-digit number to have your underground utility lines marked at no cost.
JULIE’s toll-free number – 1-800-892-0123 – is also available to call for a locate request. Both 8-1-1 and 1-800-892-0123 are staffed by JULIE Call Center agents 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Simply call at least 2 business days before you plan to dig and a helpful call center agent will assist you with your locate request. Both the call and services are free.
811 Chicago – City of Chicago
JULIE covers the state of Illinois, outside the city limits of Chicago. If you are digging within the City of Chicago’s Corporate Limits, you can reach 811 Chicago by calling 8-1-1 or 312-744-7000.