home   email

In WA the 2018 holidays that affect the work to begin date due to locaters on tickets are:

  • NEW YEARS DAY 01/01
  • MLK DAY 01/15
  • PRESIDENTS DAY 02/19
  • MEMORIAL DAY 05/28
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY 07/04
  • LABOR DAY 09/03
  • VETERANS DAY 11/12
  • THANKSGIVING 11/22
  • NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY 11/23
  • CHRISTMAS 12/25

Attention Agents!: As many of you are already aware the State of Washington is now requiring post companies to get a full utility locate before installing any real estate posts under the penalty of incurring a $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 fine. To be in compliance with this regulation, we are making adjustments to our installation schedule as of the 1st of April. We do not want this new state requirement to result in a price increase, so we will give every agent 2 options.


Option 1 - You (the agent) mark the area in which you would like the post installed with white paint or white flags, then order your post by 4pm. NO PRICE CHANGE NEEDED. One day faster than option 2.


Option 2 - The office or agent orders the post without marking the subject property by 4pm. Next Day Posts, LLC will go out the next day and mark the property for the utility locate. A $15 trip fee will be charged (out of area posts will be more depending on the distance). One day slower than option 1.


Since utility location companies only operate Monday thru Friday, here is how the schedule would work:


Option 1 - NO Charge
Post OrderedProperty MarkedInstallation Day
Saturday, Sunday or MondayBy agentThursday
TuesdayBy agentFriday
WednesdayBy agentSaturday
ThursdayBy agentTuesday
FridayBy agentWednesday

Option 2 - Trip Fee
Post OrderedProperty MarkedInstallation Day
Saturday, Sunday or MondayBy Next Day Posts, LLCFriday
TuesdayBy Next Day Posts, LLCSaturday
WednesdayBy Next Day Posts, LLCTuesday
ThursdayBy Next Day Posts, LLCWednesday
FridayBy Next Day Posts, LLCWednesday

** All vacant land will need to be marked by the agent.


We are doing our best to continue to provide you speeday, quality service while working within the confines of this law. We will continue to make it our priority to get your posts installed as quickly as possible, even if it's not the next day service you've come to expect.


Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Cliff Owens
Next Day Posts, LLC