Dedicated Locator

Dedicated Locator was introduced as a new legal concept in 2022 and it has been growing exponentially ever since. Using Dedicated Locator helps projects stay on time and within budget. Learn what Dedicated Locator can do for you!

Dedicated Locator

Harness The Superpower Of A Dedicated Locator

A dedicated locator enhances the efficiency of the locates process by having a single locate service provider (Dedicated Locate Service Provider – DLSP) contracted by the Project Owner to locate all underground infrastructure on a project. It is paving way for large and long term scale projects to have continual delivery of locates when and where they are needed.

Dedicated Locator

Safeguard Against Downtime

A Dedicated Locator is a single resource used to mark all underground infrastructure within a project area.

Benefits of a Dedicated Locator

  • Improves productivity
  • Reduces downtime as the locates are completed under the direction of one Project Owner
  • Prevents damage and promotes safer excavation practices
  • Gains more control – get locates when, where, and as often as your project requires
  • Enhances flexibility when delays or conflicts require changes to project timelines or scope
  • Provides a mediation platform to solve unanticipated issues that arise within a project or region
  • It frees up the regular pool of public locate service providers to complete standard locate requests for homeowners and less complex requests

Step 1

The Project Owner submits a 90 Days Notice or Regional Request Notice to Ontario One Call and selects an approved Dedicated Locator Service Provider (DLSP).

Step 2

Ontario One Call identifies Buried Infrastructure Owners (Members) in the vicinity of the project or Region.

Step 3

The Members provide the DLSP with the infrastructure records/mapping within 10 business days.

Step 4

The DLSP has to complete the locate within 10 business days.

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Who Are The Parties Involved In Dedicated Locators?

Project Owners

The owner of the Dedicated Locator project. Responsible for selecting the DLSP and submitting the 90 Day Notice or Regional Request Notice to Ontario One Call.

Infrastructure Owners (Members)

Underground infrastructure owners. Any affected utilities within the project scope.


The proponent working for the project owner to perform the excavation.

Dedicated Locate Service Providers

The Dedicated Locate Service Provider that has been chosen by the Project Owner as the Dedicated Locate Service Provider (DLSP) for the project.

Dedicated Locator Map Zones

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