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 - Attorneys practicing in and around the Chicagoland area. Experienced in the practice areas of Real Estate Law, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Litigation, Social Security Disability, Business Law, & Estate Law.

Calling JULIE in Illinois Before Digging – Common Questions

Call JULIE in Illinois before digging

In this post, we talk about how to call JULIE, what it stands for, what happens when you call and other common questions about JULIE.

JULIE is your one-call system to call before you dig that keeps you safe.

Before digging in your yard, by law in Illinois, you must always contact J.U.L.I.E. to make sure you don’t end up accidentally damaging a utility line and causing a dangerous or expensive issue.

Even if it is a small project, why take chances? It is FREE to call JULIE and it is the law.

 

Questions answered about JULIE

  • How do you call JULIE? What is the number to call JULIE?
  • Can you contact JULIE online?
  • What happens when you call JULIE?
  • Is Julie free?
  • When can you call JULIE? When is JULIE open?
  • Is it illegal to dig before calling JULIE or 811?
  • How many days before beginning work involving digging should you contact JULIE 811?
  • Why is it called Julie? / What does Julie stand for?

 

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How do you call JULIE? What is the number to call JULIE?

To avoid damaging underground utility lines, Illinois law requires you to call JULIE by dialing 811 or 800-892-0123. You may also contact JULIE by submitting a request online.

Call Julie at 811 before you dig

 

Can you contact JULIE online?

Besides calling 811, you can submit a request to JULIE online by visiting the JULIE E-Request page.

 

What happens when you call JULIE?

When you contact JULIE, you will need to submit a date that you are planning to begin your digging project. You must give 48 hours notice.

Utility companies should have their utility lines marked sometime between the receipt of your JULIE request confirmation and date requested for digging.

A representative from each utility company will mark the location of their lines with either paint and/or flags, or let you know that their lines are not in conflict with the area in which you are planning to dig.

It is important that your property is accessible or delays may occur.

 

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Is Julie free?

Calling JULIE and utilizing the locating service provided by utilities are free to both homeowners and contractors, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

 

When can you call JULIE? When is JULIE open?

Call Center operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

llinois state law requires that anyone planning an outdoor project that requires digging, regardless of the depth or the size of the project, must notify JULIE first.

 

JULIE call before you digIs it illegal to dig before calling JULIE or 811?

Illinois state law requires that anyone planning an outdoor project that requires digging, regardless of the depth or the size of the project, must notify JULIE first.

 

How many days before beginning work involving digging should you contact JULIE 811?

According to state law, the person doing the digging is required to call JULIE with the locate request information at least 48 hours/two working days in advance of the start of the excavation.

If the digging is being done by a contractor or subcontractor, that means they are legally responsible for contacting JULIE before work begins.

 

Why is it called Julie? / What does Julie stand for?

JULIE stands for Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators.

 

What is the JULIE Illinois website?

Visit the official JULIE Illinois website at https://www.illinois1call.com/


 

The Law Offices of Lora Fausett P.C. provides real estate law services including loan modificationsbuying and selling legal assistanceshort sales and deeds in lieumortgage foreclosure defense, and more.

Located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and serving clients in DuPageCookKane, Will, and Kendall Counties.

For Information Call 630-858-0090