These do-it-yourself applications provide an easy-to-use process to submit locate requests (tickets) and revisions online instead of over the telephone. All you need to provide is an email address and general information pertaining to your excavation project or previous locate request. Blue Stakes will notify you by email confirmation once we have received and processed your request. The underground utility operators will be notified of your pending excavation and are allowed by law 48 hours (2 business days) to locate and mark their facilities before you may begin your excavation project. Some functionality may be limited on certain types of locate requests, like Meet and Emergency tickets.