Vegetation Management

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 2010.

​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.​



Removal Credit Voucher Program

The Credit Voucher Program covers the removal of lapsed and nonconforming outdoor advertising signs. Please check back for updates and forthcoming Lapsed Sign list.​




Contact Information

Mailing Address

Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Maintenance – ODA Unit
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 631-1392 | (404) 631-1206 Fax

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