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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need to obtain a Forestry Authorization?

Any work in wetlands for silviculture purposes may need a Forestry Authorization. Construction of a dam or pond may require also require a different type permit, such as an Environmental ResourceDam Safety or Agricultural Surface Water Management permit. Please contact District Headquarters or the DeFuniak Springs service office if you have any questions.

How do I apply for a Forestry Authorization?

A person who wishes to conduct activities that require a Forestry Authorization must complete the Forestry Authorization Notification Form, which can be submitted online or printed and submitted to District Headquarters or the DeFuniak Springs service office if you have any questions.

Does a Forestry Authorization have to be submitted by the land owner?

No.  A Forestry Authorization Notification Form can be submitted by an agent such as a forester or logging contractor.

Is there a fee to receive a Forestry Authorization?

No. There is no charge to receive a Forestry Authorization.

How long after submitting a Forestry Authorization form can I begin to work? 

Work can begin 48 hours after Forestry Authorization Notification Form is submitted online or by mail.

How long after submitting a Forestry Authorization do I have to complete the work?

Forestry Authorizations do not expire until the work has been completed.