New Mexico One Call, Inc. doing business as New Mexico 811 is here to protect our excavators from hazards while planning to excavate in New Mexico. Prior notification of excavation and location of these underground facilities are required by law.Those who choose to ignore the danger by digging blindly or failing to familiarize themselves with New Mexico’s Excavation Law will be facing legal enforcement and fines.
Excavators include anyone who move the earth with non-mechanical or powered equipment. These excavators may work for city, municipal, county or state governments or contracting companies as well as those who work for contractors.
Excavators can include landscaping or fence companies, owners of underground facilities and even homeowners.
Make a FREE call by dialing 811, at least 2 working days prior to an excavation. This will allow utility members to mark their lines. New Mexico 811 does not spot lines. The utility owners or their hired locating contractors will come out and spot your proposed excavation site and mark the lines they own for FREE so you can dig safely.
Begin your project with the peace of mind and confidence in knowing you are utilizing safe excavation practices while preserving vital services, protecting property and saving lives.
Tell us about your project including location, address, work done for who, type of work, how long it
will take, as well as any special instructions needed to make sure the right area gets marked. We will provide you with a reference number that serves as proof of your notice of intent to dig. New Mexico law also requires you to mark the proposed excavation site in white. In addition, New Mexico 811 will keep a complete record of your call to verify your compliance with the law. Excavators are required report any damage to any underground facility immediately to NM811 following the required notification of the underground facility owner and if appropriate 911 emergency services.
Contacting New Mexico 811 is easier and faster than ever… The service is FREE to anyone that excavates in New Mexico. You can submit your request by one of the following services;
- Submit an online locate request
- Call 811 or 800-321-2537
- For emergencies and damages only: call 866-344-6662
In New Mexico, contact New Mexico 811 before you dig. It will save you money, but more importantly it may save your life!