Don’t Forget to Call J.U.L.I.E. Before You Dig

The Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) is the free Illinois one-call system for locating underground facilities. Call JULIE at 811 at least 48 hours in advance on normal business days before you or a contractor begin digging. It’s the law in Illinois. This gives utilities time to identify and mark their buried facilities using paints and/or flags. When you call, you will be given a dig number, which you may need if additional calls to JULIE are necessary (e.g. to have utility marks refreshed).

Planting trees or bushes, installing a deck or fence,  or undertaking a home renovation are some examples which require a call to JULIE. When you call, be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Your company’s name and address (if applicable)
  • Location of  the dig site
  • Extent of work involved (reason for dig)
  • Date work will begin
  • Permit number (if applicable)


City Administration

City Administrator’s Office
2 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4422