Gibberellin-dioxygenases genes plays important roles in the regulating plant development. However, Gibberellin-dioxygenases genes are rarely reported in maize, especially response to gibberellin (GA). In present study, 27 Gibberellin-dioxygenases genes were identified in the maize and they were classified into seven subfamilies (I-VII) based on phylogenetic analysis. This result was also further confirmed by their gene structure and conserved motif characteristics. And gibberellin-dioxygenases genes only occurred segmental duplication that occurs most frequently in plants. Furthermore, the gibberellin-dioxygenases genes showed different tissue expression pattern in different tissues and most of the gibberellin-dioxygenases genes showed tissue specific expression. Moreover, almost all the gibberellin-dioxygenases genes were significantly elevated in response to GA except for ZmGA2ox2 and ZmGA20ox10 of 15 gibberellin-dioxygenases genes normally expressed in leaves while 10 and 11 gibberellin-dioxygenases genes showed up and down regulated under GA treatment than that under normal condition in leaf sheath. In addition, we found that ZmGA2ox1, ZmGA2ox4, ZmGA20ox7, ZmGA3ox1 and ZmGA3ox3 might be potential genes for regulating balance of GAs which play essential roles in plant development. These findings will increase our understanding of Gibberellin-dioxygenases gene family in response to GA and will provide a solid base for further functional characterization of Gibberellin-dioxygenases genes in maize.