What are the hours of operation for BC 1 Call?

BC 1 Call provides year-round service to the British Columbia excavating community. We are ready to take your call Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST for routine requests and accept Emergency calls 24/7/365. Routine requests can also be submitted at any time of day (or night!).

How do I know if the ticket has been processed? What if it does not go through?

If you submit a web request you will receive a BC 1 Call ticket confirmation number via email. If you do not receive a BC 1 Call ticket confirmation number via email, please contact BC 1 Call at 1 800 474-6886.

How am I contacted once a web request is sent?

You will be contacted with the BC 1 Call ticket confirmation via email. If additional information is required or you have indicated that you want the locator to call to arrange a site meet the members will call you at the number you provide. Please ensure you provide a contact number where you can be reached during regular business hours.

How long is a BC 1 Call ticket valid?

Your excavation activity must start within 14 calendar days of placing your request and your ticket will be valid for a maximum of 30 calendar days from the date your request was placed.

Is there a charge for utilizing web (E-ticket) requests?

There is no charge for web (E-ticket) requests.

Do I need to include all information requested on the online form?

Complete and accurate information is the key to ensuring BC 1 Call is able to process your request, identify the appropriate members for notification and for our member companies to identify the location of their buried facilities. Inaccurate and/or incomplete information may result in a delay in processing your request. 

When submitting a web request ensure all mandatory fields are accurately and legibly completed. All additional information is beneficial to include as it ensures locate and member notification accuracy. 

How much notice is required for a web request?

BC 1 Call's member companies require three working days notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays & holidays. However, if your excavation is of a short notice or emergency nature, please call BC 1 Call immediately at 1 800 474-6886.