South Carolina State Law
On June 7, 2011, the Governor signed into law the South Carolina Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act. This act became effective on June 7, 2012.
2012 South Carolina Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act
State Law Overview
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The South Carolina STATE LAW requires that excavators give a 3 full working days notice (not including the day of the call) excluding
weekends and holidays, for the locators to get out to mark the area. After a notice has been processed,
you will know when you are legally free to proceed with the digging work and which utilities in the area
SC811 will be notifying for you. Any utilities that SC811 does not notify, you will be responsible
for notifying directly. The Utility Companies ask that you leave a 2 feet margin on each side of a
marked utility line. Also note that your request is good for 15 working days after it has been processed
by our system.