Effective at 8 a.m. today, March 17, 2020, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick will implement social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 virus.
For those seeking assistance at the licensing counter, only two individuals will be permitted inside the lobby at a time. A line will form outside the building in a shaded area.
Visitors who do not need to use the licensing counter, such as individuals with appointments in the building, will not need to wait in line and can directly access the reception counter as they normally would.
“We are anticipating commercial fisherman will need to visit the office to renew their licenses by the April 1 deadline, and we are taking active measures to limit virus exposure,” said Capt. Chris Hodge, head of Region VI of DNR’s Law Enforcement Division.
CRD reminds people that many of our services are offered conveniently online, including recreational fishing licenses, Saltwater Information Program permits, Coastal Marshland Protection Act and Shore Protection Act permits, dock permits, academic research authorizations, waterbottom leases, beach driving permits, and letters of permission applications.
While our office in Brunswick will remain open to the public, many of these services can be accessed remotely, and we appreciate the public’s active participation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by using online resources.
For fishing licenses, visit: www.GeorgiaWildlife.com
For permits and other permissions, visit: www.CoastalGaDNR.org/AuthorizationAndPermitsCRD
Anyone who is unsure of where to find information may call CRD directly at 912-264-7218 or visit our website at www.CoastalGaDNR.org. We are also happy to print and mail applications and informational material to the public.