Area Code 811

Receive A Call From Area Code 811?

Code 811 History:

811 is not an area code.

If you receive a phone call beginning with what appears to be area code 811 it is a spam call. Any phone number such as 811-xxx-xxx does not exist.

811 is officially an abbreviated phone number used in the United States to provide a one call access service to protect underground utilities and pipelines. You may have seen signs to "Call before you dig" which includes any type of excavation.

In most of Canada 811 is used to provide non-emergency health teletriage and telehealth services. 811 is designated as a special use N11 code by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and administered in the United States by the Federal Trade Commission (FCC). 811 service is a mandated requirement of the FCC.