Georgia Forestry Commission

Burn Permit

A burn permit is required for all outside burning in Upson County. Burning is strictly prohibited from May 1st to September 30th. You can obtain a burn permit by calling the numbers listed at the right. You may also obtain a yard debris burn permit on the Georgia Forestry Commission website.


The Georgia Forestry Commission, Upson County Office, is located approximately five miles east of Thomaston on Highway 74. The services offered to the public include:

  • Assistance With Control Burns
  • Harrowing Food Plots
  • Plowing of Firebreaks
  • Seedling Sales

A forester is also provided to assist landowners with management plans and technical advise.

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