Vegetation Management is a program that allows limited vegetation removal on state right of way to create a Sign Viewing Zone around permitted outdoor advertising signs.
Permits may be issued for limited vegetation management.
An Outdoor Advertising permit is required to apply for a vegetation management permit. This
applies to outdoor advertising signs legally permitted by Georgia DOT as conforming
or non-conforming for a minimum of 5 years or erected on or before December
The contributory value fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to the Department
for vegetation removal at outdoor advertising signs are used for the
GATEway Grant Program. These grants are
used for landscape plant material and its installation for roadside enhancement
and beautification projects along state routes.
Please complete the Permit Application to apply for a permit. The entire package, including attachments must be completed before you can submit your application. A permit is required for each Sign Viewing Zone requested. Submit an application for each sign face direction. Each side is considered a separate Sign Viewing Zone.
The Credit Voucher Program covers the removal of lapsed and nonconforming outdoor advertising signs. Please check back for updates and forthcoming Lapsed Sign list.
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