Miss Utility Locations

Marking Requests

As required by the Utilities Damage Protection Act of the State of Virginia, the Utilities Division of Public Works is responsible for marking all of York County owned and operated sanitary sewer facilities. The County receives it's marking requests only through Miss Utility of Virginia.

Center Overview

Miss Utility is the free "one call" Virginia communications center for excavators, contractors, property owners, and those planning any kind of excavation or digging. The Miss Utility center notifies participating utilities of the upcoming excavation work so they can locate and mark their underground facilities in advance to prevent possible damage to underground utility lines, injury, property damage and service outages.

The "Miss Utility Law" (Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act) requires that Miss Utility be called at least 3 working days in advance of the planned work to allow time for marking, that the marks be respected and protected, and that excavation be completed carefully. References to "working day" means every day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal state and national holidays.


For all excavation work anywhere in Virginia, call 800-552-7001 or 811.

For important, up to date Utilities Damage Protection Act and Miss Utilities information as well as many online features, please visit the Miss Utility of Virginia Website.