Public Safety Awareness

Damage Prevention Awareness
Florida State Law, Chapter 556 in the Florida State Statute requires calling a one call center before you dig.

This does not pertain only to businesses. Homeowners putting in pools, clotheslines, mailboxes, flowers, and playground equipment need to also consider that there could be underground lines that could be tapped into. ANYTIME you dig for any reason a call needs to be placed to the City building department at 904-964-5027 to see if a building permit will be required for the job.

 Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc. can be contacted by dialing 811. The law requires you call TWO days prior to digging. This will ensure that you do not cut any buried lines. There is no cost for this service. If you need any additional information, you can visit or call the City of Starke at 904-964-5027 to have a Gas Representative come and speak with you and locate any gas lines.

Leak Recognition and Response
What to do if you smell gas in your home or building?

Leave immediately and tell others to leave too!

From a safe distance call City Hall at 904-964-5027 to notify us.

Never try to repair a gas leak yourself. Do not turn any lights on or off, smoke or use any phones or other equipment that could cause sparks.

Who is required to notify Sunshine 811?
Anyone who intends to excavate (disturb the surface of the earth) in Florida, unless a specific exemption listed in s. 556.108, F.S., applies.

I’ve hit a gas line; what do I do now?
Whether there is visible damage or not, you must stop excavating. If lives or property are in danger, call 911 immediately. Then notify the owner of the affected underground facility directly. Excavators and members may access the emergency contact book using Internet Ticket Entry. Others can call Sunshine State One Call at (800) 638-4097.