Our public records policy

It is the policy of the Alabama Forestry Commission to promptly provide Alabama citizens public records upon request. These requests are subject to payment of reasonable fees, to applicable laws protecting sensitive information, and to the interest of the general public in having the business of government carried out efficiently and without undue interference.

Submitting a public records request

Alabama citizens may submit a public records request by:

Downloading this Form

And emailing the form below to:


What to expect

The Alabama Forestry Commission strives to respond as promptly as possible to all public records requests that are properly submitted and received, consistent with the demands of the agency’s functions as determined by state law. The nature of your request will dictate how promptly we are able to respond. If your request very clearly identifies a specific, discrete document that you seek (for example, a fire report from a specific date and location), we can respond more quickly than if your request requires substantial time for agency personnel to process. A request may require substantial time to process if it involves difficulty in identifying and/or retrieving documents or taking measures to redact or otherwise withhold legally protected information. In addition, we are permitted by state law and agency policy to charge reasonable fees in connection with processing public records requests. We will notify you in advance of any such fees that may apply to your request.


You may contact our agency’s public records coordinator at: