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You'll find the frequently asked questions about residential construction projects, zoning compliance, how to track building projects on our eTRAKIT Development Portal, and more.
One of the first steps in starting a home project is hiring a contractor. The Hiring a Contractor page provides you with guidelines to get you on your way. You'll learn about contractor registrations as well as the eTRAKIT Development Portal, where you can verify contractor registrations, track the progress of your project and more.
Are you planning new construction or landscaping? Before you start digging (even if it is only a couple of inches), don’t that you are required to contact Colorado 811 to have your underground utilities marked. It is the law.
This simple step keeps you and your investment safe by helping you avoid the destruction of important underground facilities. Homeowners and professional excavators can easily submit a request online through the Colorado 811 website who will transmit a ticket to your utility providers.
Once your request is submitted, utility companies will provide the free service to mark their lines on your property. This includes underground utilities such as cables, wires or pipes. Digging can begin once you have all of the markings completed or have received a positive response from all of the utility carriers on your ticket.
If you have installed any private utilities such as power to an attached garage, sprinkler / irrigation systems or propane and septic lines, they will not be included on your ticket. It is your responsibility to also contact the appropriate companies to have your private utilities marked before you begin digging.
How deep are the underground utilities?
Don’t attempt to dig, no matter how shallow. The depth of utilities varies by location and type. Erosion or leveling can also shift the locations of your utilities over time.
Find more resources on the Colorado 811 page on how to submit a request, report damage to utility infrastructure, and more.