Damage Prevention

Changes to the Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act became effective July 1, 2023. To review those changes, visit https://va811.com/2023-law-changes/.

The Damage Prevention section investigates all reports of "probable violations" of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act and presents its findings and recommendations to the Commission's Damage Prevention Advisory Committee. The Committee makes enforcement recommendations to the Commission. The Division provides free training relative to the Damage Prevention Act to stakeholders, conducts public education campaigns, and promotes partnership amongst various parties to further underground utility damage prevention in Virginia.