Call before you dig

ON1CALL logoBuilding a new deck or fence? Digging a garden? Putting in a new pool? Planting a tree?

Before you dig, call 1-800-400-2255 or visit to request utility locates.

Requesting locates before you start digging not only keeps you safe and helps prevent costly damages, it’s also the law.

Activities that require a locate include, but are not limited to:

  • Building decks and fences
  • Installing pools
  • Paving or laying driveways
  • Planting trees
  • Creating new gardens
  • Installing light standards

Now, throughout Ontario, OntarioOneCall handles all required utility locates, including municipal, with one simple service.

Visit or call 1-800-400-2255 for more information or to request a locate today.

The locate request service does not replace the need for building and other permits for the same types of work. Permit requests are still administered by Building Services.