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Private Utilities

Florida law requires utility owners to mark only the lines that they own and maintain. But, almost every job site includes some type of privately-owned underground utility. These utilities are not listed in our database so you'll need to use a private utility locating service. Note: We will be adding a list of private utility locators in the near future.

What are private utilities?:

Private underground utilities can be located anywhere including private property and rights-of-way. They typically are underground lines that extend beyond the meter or lines not connected to a meter that serve other areas on a property.

Examples of Residential Private Utilities

  • Electricity to sheds, garages, barns or electric fences.
  • Invisible dog fences, data cables, landscape lighting.
  • Water, septic or irrigation systems.
  • Propane or natural gas run to grills and pool heaters.
  • These can be located in apartment complexes, mobile home parks, gated subdivisions

Examples of Private Utilities on commercial property

  • Parking lot lighting.
  • Fire mains.
  • Building to building utilities.
  • These can be located in schools and universities, hospital complexes, industrial areas, government facilities and military installation.

Before you dig, inspect the property carefully for private underground lines. Consider hiring a private locator to mark private lines that could be in conflict with the excavation project.