The Washington, D.C. section of this website will provide you with the necessary laws and excavation principles
as they relate to Washington, D.C.
Ticket Check®: Several utility members in the District of Columbia have elected to use Ticket
Check® as a method of positive response starting April 1, 2008.
Time between Locate Requests and Site Marking: 2
Ticket Life: 15 days from the call date excluding weekends and holidays
Required Hand-Digging distance: 18 inches
Penalties for Violating the Miss Utility Laws: Actual
repair costs, and civil penalties up to $2,500 per
violation as well as up to three times the
actual repair cost of the damaged utilities, plus punitive
damages up to $10,000 per incident.