Model Timber Harvesting Ordinance Now Available

ACCG has prepared a Model Timber Harvesting Ordinance incorporating legislative changes to O.C.G.A. §12-6-24 made by House Bill 897. HB 897 amended OCGA 12-6-24 by requiring the State Forestry Commission to  create a standing timber notification website for use in providing notice of timber harvesting operations. The legislation also changed surety bond and letter of credit requirements and provided for procedures for claims against bonds and appeals such claims.