Fees For Membership
Fee explanation - 2019
Every Member Utility pays $250 per member code administrative fee (data base maintenance).
We use the “Percentage of Impact Billing Model”. This means if a member receives 5% of the billable volume, then they will pay 5% of the budget.
This billing allows a member to receive locate requests in multiple locations for NO additional cost, so long as all sites are delivered electronically. (E-mail, FTP, KorWeb).
However, if the member receives a ticket electronically AND to a fax output, they would be billed “double” for that one ticket. One amount for electronic AND one amount for fax.
2018’s billable ticket volume is 4,243,672 the annual budget is $5,941,140.80.
Let us assume that member ABC received 10,000 locate requests. This is equal to .00236% of the billable ticket volume. Money-wise, $5,941,140.80 x .00236 = $14,021.09; added to this is the $250 Member Fee. This makes for a total invoice of $ 14,271.09.
We have a Minimal Member Fee that is $250 per year. In order to be invoiced the Minimal Member Fee, the member must receive less than 100 notifications in the year. If the volume is 100 or above, the member will pay for all tickets, including the first 100.
Our billing cycle is October 1st through September 30th of the following year. Invoices are sent in late November/early December.
NOTE: 5.9% of your cost for participation is allocated to cover the administrative duties of the Tennessee Underground Utility Damage Enforcement Board
Additional Fees that may be incurred:
If a member elects to receive their notifications by fax, they will be charged an additional $0.25 for each of those notifications.
If a member elects to receive a phone call notification on Emergency Tickets, (Emergency Call Out), in addition to the ticket's actual delivery on an emergency, then the member will be charged an additional $1.00 on each call out they receive.
Fax Fees & Emergency Call-Out Fees will be invoiced annually.
If a Tennessee 811 member uses a contract locator to mark their lines, the utility will still be considered the member and the utility will be responsible for the invoicing described above.