When Not to Call 911

Do Not Dial 911

  • Testing your phone line
  • To obtain a weather report
  • A joke (this ties up the lines and may cause a true emergency to be delayed)
  • Power outages (call your utility company)
  • Telephone problems (call your phone company)
  • Directions
  • Need directory assistance or telephone information (call 411)
  • Keys only locked in vehicle, unless someone is locked inside (call a locksmith or wrecker service)
  • Nuisance animals
  • Road conditions (call 511)