Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Public Service Commission
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source,


The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) was established to protect the underground utility infrastructure of Georgia. GUFPA mandates that, before starting any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked. This law covers activities such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring, demolition or any similar work. Any person must submit a Design Locate Request, which is a communication to the utilities protection center (UPC) in which a request for locating existing utility facilities for bidding, predesign, or advance planning purposes is made, to the UPC.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Georgia 811
Department Utilities Protection Center of Georgia
Address 3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy, Duluth, GA, 30096

Phone 800-282-7411

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 25-9
Date Effective 1981