When do I need Iowa One Call (IOC)?
Contact IOC anytime you plan to excavate. Whether it’s a small or a large construction or homeowner project (such as putting up a fence or clothes line, planting trees or shrubbery, landscaping, building a home addition, deck, foundation, or replacing a driveway or sidewalk, etc.) you must submit a locate request at least 48 hours (not counting weekends and/or legal holidays) prior to excavation. IOC will notify the owners/operators of underground facilities who are IOC members and who have facilities in the area of planned excavation, of this planned excavation activity.
Iowa One Call, as mandated by law, operates a statewide notification system to provide effective communications to protect the citizens and underground facilities of Iowa.
To prevent damage to the Iowa underground facilities infrastructure.
Iowa One Call is a free service
- No cost to users
- Contacting Iowa One Call is free:
- Online at iTic
- Dial 811
- Notification must be made at least 48 hours prior to excavating (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays)