Explore damage prevention information, local contacts and rules for safe digging in Texas.

One Call Centers

811 or


11880 Greenville Ave.
Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75243


24 / 7

Advance Notice:

2 working days, not more than 14 days

Marks Valid:

14 days



Legislative Information

yes Mandatory Membership
yes Civil Penalties
yes Tolerance Zone 18"
yes Hand Dig Clause
no Mandatory Premark
yes Emergency Clause
yes Positive Response
yes Depth Exemption 16"

Regional Partners

Texas Common Ground Committee

Geographic Location:

State of Texas


Don Ward
Texas Common Ground Committee

Partner Since:

March 2005


To provide representatives of all stakeholder groups an interested parties the opportunity to come together to review the Texas One-Call Law (Utilities Code, Chpt. 251), to discuss and compare it to the Common Ground Best Practices and any other model or sample law that may be brought forward, and to develop as appropriate recommendations for presentation to the One-Call Board of consensus recommendations.