If you are planning on digging in Wisconsin, you are in the right place.

Even if it’s a small project.

Even if you aren’t going to dig that deep.


Safe digging is everyone’s responsibility and that includes you!


The safe digging process in Wisconsin starts when you contact Diggers Hotline.  By law, everyone - including a homeowner working in their own yard - must contact Diggers Hotline three working days before digging. Weekends and state legal holidays do not count as working days.


You can contact Diggers Hotline by dialing 811 from any phone in Wisconsin (or you may dial 800-242-8511), but more and more Wisconsin homeowners are contacting Diggers Hotline using our easy online DIY Portal.

You can contact Diggers Hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week.


Contacting Diggers Hotline is just the first step in the safe digging process that also includes utility representatives and concludes with you taking care when digging near utility marks as you work on your project.


After contacting Diggers Hotline, you can see what the different colors of paint and flags mean or you can check on the utilities’ response to your locate request by using our ticket search tool.