Surface Mining Forms

The Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) is the online portal for electronic submissions of permit applications, forms, and reports. 


Apply for a Permit or Amendment


Surface Mining Technical Assistance Duty Officer

(404) 362-2692

On September 14, 2020, EPD notified stakeholders that in order to clarify that surface mine applications meet the requirements of O.C.G.A.12-4-75(2) which states, "To submit, with the application for a permit, a mining land use plan which shall be consistent with the land use in the area of the mine....", EPD has updated Section III. General Mining Information of the permit application. This change will be applied to all surface mine applications currently in-house at EPD and all future applications. Please see the  MLUP guidance for more details.

Expedited Permit Reviews for Borrow Pits

As of February 5, 2020, EPD has discontinued the expedited permit reviews for borrow pits. Please follow the MLUP guidance (updated September 2020) to ensure an efficient review of all permit applications. For more information, please contact the Surface Mining Unit at (404) 362-3692.

Release Acreage

Please note, you may also need to amend your current permit for partial release.

Financial Assurance 

Annual Status Report