811 Call Before You Dig Requirement
All sign installations that require digging (yardarm post and other) are subject to Washington’s 811 underground utility locate service. This requirement became effective March 17, 2017, and has necessitated several changes to our installation service. This requirement DOES NOT apply to our No Dig Yardarm Post, which is exempt from 811 laws and available for next day installation*.
The most noticeable change
resulting from the 811 dig law is that we can no longer provide next day
service for those jobs that involve digging. 811 requires two working days
to locate underground utilities so we now schedule standard sign
installation for three working days after the date requested*. This
schedule is subject to change if utility locates are not performed in time,
however in most instances the three day schedule is met. Each sign
location must be marked with a white flag or spray paint prior to calling
811. We offer this service as a paid option, but is something the real
estate broker or homeowner can easily do to save time and expense. We
provide white marker flags at no charge. They are available at our
office or upon request.
Installations that require digging follow this process:
For those who require a sign to be installed more promptly, we offer a "No Dig" solution that is available for most marketing signs. Information on this program can be seen here.