Line Locates

The City of Celina performs utility line locates in the city right-of-way. 
  • An active ROW or TxDOT permit number is required before you request a City of Celina line locate. 
  • City of Celina line locates are not part of the One Call Center, "811- Call before you dig" process.  
  • The City of Celina does not perform line locates on private property.

For Contractors (Line Locate Requests in the City's ROW):

***Line Locates are only needed if digging deeper than 18 inches***
Once an approved ROW and/or TxDOT Permit is obtained.

  1. All City line locates must be completed before any work can begin in the ROW, water easement or sewer easement. The contractor will receive two emails to confirm that their line locate request has been completed.
  2. A copy of the approved ROW permit and line locate confirmation number shall be kept on site throughout the duration of the project.
  3. The completed line locate confirmation must be attached to the associated ROW permit.

For Residents (Private Property):

Why is a Line Locate needed?

There are millions of miles of buried utilities that are vital to everyday living like water, electricity, and natural gas. Accidentally hitting one of these lines can lead to major problems throughout the community, and cost you the great expense, so always request a line locate through 811 prior to digging.

When can I dig?

Wait until crews have marked their lines before you begin to dig. Within a few days of your call, crews will mark their lines with paint or flags. Depths of the utility lines may vary so be careful when working near those areas.

Now What?

Once the area is clearly marked, you may begin to work - carefully!- around the marks. Do not dig directly on the marks. Many factors can shift utility lines between digs, so make sure you call 811 each time before you dig.