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On May 25, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-167 into law. This bill included the creation of the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission (Safety Commission), effective August 8, 2018.
In order to assist in preventing damage to underground facilities, the Safety Commission is charged with the following tasks:
Those selected to serve on the commission will do so for a term of three years.
If you complete the PDF complaint form and your complaint includes a near-miss or underground facility damage, please also complete the form below to provide as much information as possible about the near-miss/damage.
**If you are the owner or operator of a damaged underground facility, you are also required to report the damage to Colorado 811 within 90 days after service has been restored per Section 9-1.5-103(7)(b) of the Colorado Excavation Requirements Statute.**
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In addition to submitting a complaint, you may also pursue alternative dispute resolution through Colorado 811. View the details on the Colorado 811 website using the link below.
Colorado 811 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
In addition to the FAQs here, additional resources are listed under the Helpful Resources tab at the bottom of the page.
Complete the form linked below to let the Safety Commission know which option your home rule entity has selected.
Home Rule Entity Waiver/Notification of Damage Prevention Safety Program