Dig Permit FAQs

  • In what situations should a dig permit be submitted?
    • Tent Installation (when stakes are used)
    • Excavating
    • Boring
    • Post Hole Digging
    • Installing Sign Posts
    • Installing Fencing
    • Any time the ground at WSU is going to be dug, bored, scratched, or otherwise disturbed in anyway.
  • What is the time frame that a Dig Permit should be submitted?

    At least 72 business hours before the work is to take place.

  • Who should submit the Dig Permit?

    Whoever is performing the work.

    • Be it an outside contractor, Physical Plant Employee, Grounds Employee, etc.
    • The Dig Permit can also be submitted by the Project Manager.
       
  • Who is responsible for the Dig Permit being submitted?

    It is the Project Manager’s responsibility along with the contractor/individual performing the work to make sure that a Dig Permit is submitted.

  • Who is responsible for contacting OUPS?

    Whoever is performing the work. Be it an outside contractor, Physical Plant Employee, Grounds Employee, etc.

  • What is the procedure for submitting a Dig Permit?
    1. First the area of work needs to be marked in WHITE paint. This is a requirement of OUPS and WSU
    2. Contact OUPS and record the confirmation number on the Dig Permit
    3. Fill out the remainder of the Dig Permit – all areas of the form MUST be filled out
    4. The Dig Permit must be emailed to digpermit@wright.edu
  • What happens once a Dig Permit is submitted?

    1.      Contractor (Original Submitter) sends scanned completed dig permit to digpermit@wright.edu   (OUPS Number needs to be on permit already)

    OR

    1.   WSU Personnel fills out a dig permit and sends a scanned copy to digpermit@wright.edu  - Physical Plant Customer Service acquires OUPS number

    2.      Physical Plant Customer Service adds a utility map to the permit

    3.      Email the final permit to:

         a.  WSU:  digpermit@wright.edu
         b.  Underground Detectives: Rob Harris robh@ugdet.com
         c.  Original Submitter
     

    4.      CaTS will send a signed permit to digpermit@wright.edu and the Original Submitter

    5.      Underground Detectives will send an onsite locate report to digpermit@wright.edu and the Original Submitter


By law, everyone MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging project. Visit the Ohio Utilities Protection Service! websitefor more information.