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Kansas Underground Utility Damage Prevention Law Changes

Effective 01/01/24

 How does this impact you and your work? 

The excavation ticket life will be extended from 15 calendar days to 20 calendar days. 

  • Please remember when filing a locate request to describe only the area in which the proposed excavation can be completed within the 20 calendar days. To keep the locate request valid for any period longer than 20 calendar days, an “update” ticket must be requested no later than the 17th calendar day to keep it active. Remember that weekends and holidays do not count toward the 2 full working day waiting period. 

The definition of whitelining has been updated to include electronic whitelining. 

  • In addition to physically marking the route or boundary of the proposed excavation site with white paint, white stakes or white flags, excavators may now identify their excavation route/boundary by other technology developed for such purposes. 

Damages must now also be reported to Kansas 811. 

  • ANY/ALL damages and/or disturbances of a utility must be reported to the facility owner/operator AND Kansas 811. This includes but is not limited to: full cuts, sheath/coating scuffs, bent or kinked lines, pulled lines from original location, and tracer wire. 
  • If gas, hazardous liquid/material or electrical sparks are present, call 911 first! 

If you have questions, please reach out to Kansas 811. 

Tom Shimon 
Executive Director 

Arch York 
Damage Prevention Manager 

Keely Hosmann
Public Relations Manager 

Download the FREE Kansas 811 Mobile App

You’re on the go — take Kansas 811 with you! The free Kansas 811 app is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Submit, manage and monitor locate requests using Kansas 811’s ticket submission and management software right from your phone.

The Kansas 811 app offers convenient and powerful features for excavators, homeowners, and member utilities, including:

Access Videos & Resources
View a variety of helpful materials right inside the app’s Resource Center. You’re just moments away from the KS safe digging manual, regulations, and more!

Submit & Manage Tickets
Submit and manage locate requests using ITIC in just a few taps! Log in to ISITE for access to all of Kansas 811’s online tools.

Search Previously Submitted Tickets
Ticket Search makes it simple to find previously submitted tickets, view positive response history, and visit an online worksite map. Ready to dig in? Download the app today!

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Kansas Safety Summit – April 10, 2024

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Kansas 811 is proud to be the Foundation Sponsor for the 2024 Inaugural Safety Summit on April 10, 2024. The Kansas Safety Summit is FREE and focuses on every aspect of safety, excavation safety and damage prevention. Whether you’re an excavator, contractor, utility/facility owner and operator, locator, or safety specialist, this summit is a valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge, learn about the latest industry updates, and connect with other professionals from across the state.

For more information, to register as an attendee or to sign up for a sponsor or exhibitor role, please visit

Sign up early so you don’t miss out! We hope to see you there!

Kansas 811

8100 E 22nd St. N, Bldg 2300
Wichita, KS 67226
phone: 316-687-2102

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