Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Okeechobee District Field Unit

Okeechobee District Field Unit

Counties Served

Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Highlands, Indian River and Glades


Tim Elder


Okeechobee District
Florida Forest Service
5200 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL 34972-8697

Report a Wildfire and 
Request Burning Authorizations

(863) 467-3221

Administrative Telephone

(863) 467-3220


(863) 467-3222

County Foresters

Contact for forest management, urban and community forestry assistance, tree farm, or cost-share grant information for your property. Find A County Forester

Forest Area Supervisors

Contact for prescribed burning, fire line plowing, wildfire hazard mitigation, and other questions about wildfire prevention on your property. Find A Forest Area Supervisor

State Forests


Interested in learning about the danger of wildfires and how to help prevent them in your community?

Our Wildfire Mitigation Specialist can present  fire prevention programs for local schools, community groups, and events. 
Contact the Specialist in your county for more information or to sign up for a program.

Wildfire Mitigation in South Florida: Understand the Work to Reduce Your Risk [ Adobe PDF Document 1.69 MB ]