Georgia Forestry Commission Updated:04/2024

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is a dynamic state agency with the mission of providing leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources. The Commission's vision is to achieve healthy, sustainable forests providing clean air, clean water, and abundant products for future generations.

The Commission's central office is located in Dry Branch, Georgia, south of Macon. District and County offices are located throughout the state. The Director of the GFC is known as the State Forester.

Commission professionals provide a wide variety of services including fire detection, issuing burn permits, wildfire suppression and prevention services, emergency and incident command system expertise, rural fire department assistance, forest management assistance to landowners and communities, the marketing and utilization of forest resources and nature services, and growing and selling quality tree seedlings for planting.


Contact Georgia Forestry Commission

5645 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, GA  31020
Toll Free: (800) 428-7337

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Georgia