Time between locate request and site markings: Excavators in Washington, D.C. are to give a 96-business hour notice prior to the Start Work Date. Once submitted, the Response Due By is 72-business hours from time of ticket submission. Please note the 24-hour waiting period between Response Due By and Start Work Dates.
Ticket Life: 15 days from the call date excluding weekends and holidays.
No mechanized equipment zone: 18 inches
Penalties for violating the Miss Utility Laws: Actual repair costs, and civil penalties up to $2,500 for the first violation, $5,000 for the second violation, and $10,000 for the third or subsequent 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.