Damage Prevention


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The “Damage Prevention Councils of Texas” is dedicated to underground utility damage prevention, along with the promotion of the “811 – Call Before You Dig” message and the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices. Currently, there are 23 Regional Councils encompassing the State. These councils hold Annual Safety Days that include live equipment demos, industry networking, and live Mock Line Strikes across the State of Texas.

It's All About Numbers

A look at safe excavating practices and the Texas Damage Prevention Laws.

Check out the Pre Excavation Checklist to make sure you are as safe as possible.

Damage Prevention Laws

Damage Prevention Laws in Texas are set by the Railroad Commission.

  • Q:
    Can anyone request a ticket search?
    • Information regarding the locate ticket will only be released to the individual representing the company that requested the ticket.

  • Q:
    I have a question about the law.
    • Please visit damage prevention laws for all questions pertaining to the law. If you need additional assistance please email info@texas811.org and we will assist you as much as possible.