Damage Prevention Act
This reproduction of the Code of Virginia – the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, and Rules for Enforcement – is provided solely as a convenience for the person or persons reading this content and is not to be used as a legal reference document.
Rules for Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act
Click here to view the Rules for Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act
Penalties & Liabilities
Please see the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, § 56-265.17.A., § 56-265.19.D. and § 56-265.25. Liability of operator and excavator; penalties.
Excavator Manual/Marking Standards Manual
Here are links to PDF files of the Virginia Professional Excavator’s Manual and the Virginia Underground Utility Marking Standards.
Positive Response Codes
The Positive Response Codes are approved by the Damage Prevention Advisory Committee and used by utilities and locators to update the status of marking of ticket requests.
Click here to see the Virginia Positive Response System Codes.