Ga. Forestry Commission


Georgia Forestry Commission

Clayton-Lamar-Pike-Spalding-Upson Unit

2394 Yatesville Hwy.

Thomaston, GA 30286

Phone (706)646-6011

Contact: Jeff Kenerly, Chief Ranger Senior


Office Hrs. M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Jeff Kenerly-Chief Ranger Senior
Jeff Sanders-Forest Ranger II
Geoff Dean-Forest Ranger I
Adam Edmondson-Forest Ranger I

The Georgia Forestry Commission, Upson County Office, is located approximately five miles east of Thomaston on Hwy. 74.  The services offered to the public include: plowing of firebreaks, assistance with control burns, harrowing food plots, and seedling sales.  A forester is also provided to assist landowners with management plans and technical advise.

 A burn permit is required for all outside burning.  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 website at

Upson County has a burn ban from May 1st through September 30th.


Quick Links



Burn Permit Numbers:

877-652-2876 - Yard Debris

706-646-6011 - Acreage