Prior to landscaping, planting trees, installing a fence, building a deck or home addition, or anything where digging is involved, remember to call Gopher State One Call (GSOC) to locate underground utilities before excavating. GSOC is a free service provided by Minnesota's underground utility operators.
How it Works
Call GSOC at 651-454-0002 at least 2 business days before digging (not including weekends, holidays, or emergencies). Office hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember to have the following information ready before you call:
Start date and time
Type of Work
GSOC can only locate services that utility companies have installed.
If you hire a professional contractor, they are responsible for contacting GSOC.
Mark the digging area with white stakes or white spray paint, otherwise the utility may mark your entire lot.
Private contractors or homeowners will have to locate other services such as sprinklers, power lines to a garage, gas grill line, or invisible fencing.