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Getting Permission (required by law)

Before you dig in, you are required by law to get permission. If you’re planting on public property in Baltimore City, you’ll need permission from the appropriate City Agency. For street trees, contact us or call the Forestry Division at 410 396-6109. If the property is private, get permission from the property owner (that could be you) to contact Miss Utility:

  • Contact Miss Utility at 1-800-257-7777 or online at least 2 full business days before you dig. Miss Utility will notify all appropriate parties and utilities.
  • Wait until Your Ticket’s Cleared: Once you’re notified that your ticket has cleared, let the digging begin! Your ticket is good for 12 business days after it was issued.