As an excavator or contractor, you play an important role in our efforts to keep citizens safe. By law, excavators and contractors working in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island must contact New York 811 by phone, 1-800-272-4480 or 811, or via ITIC at least two working days before beginning any mechanized digging or excavation work.

This section of our Web site features information specifically for excavators and contractors, including details about ITIC, frequently asked questions, Code Rule 753 highlights, a glossary of terms and more. 

If you have a question or concern that is not addressed in this section, please email us at [email protected]

Damage Prevention Partner Award

New York 811’s Damage Prevention Partner Award recognizes excavators and contractors who demonstrate exemplary compliance with Code Rule 753 , regularly participate in damage prevention efforts and attend New York 811 events.

2019 Newest Damage Prevention Partner Award Winners: