Local News
9:11 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Meeting to Be Held on Changes To Indiana's 812 Area Code

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will hold a public field hearing tonight in Jeffersonville on a plan to add a new area code to the current 812 region.

Officials say the 812 region covering southern and south-central Indiana is running out of numbers.

People who attend the hearing will learn about the options available for introducing a new area code and be able to comment on the plans.

The overlay method would allow current 812 customers to continue using the code, but they would have to have to dial ten digits instead of seven for local calls. 

A geographic split would allow some customers to keep the 812 code, but others would switch to a new code.  Seven-digit dialing would continue for local calls.    

A decision on which option will be used is expected by the end of this year.    In recent years, the overlay option has been the more popular choice.

The public field meeting will be held this evening at 6:00 at the Jeffersonville High School Auditorium.