Firewood Permit Requirements in Ontario

Ontario is like most any other Province or territory when it comes to the removal of wood from crown land. There are too many factors and consequences to consider to allow firewood to  be cut and transported anywhere.

Ontario, while having a vast forestry system, still must consider and control forest sustainability, as well as the spread of firewood pests. Doing otherwise would most definitely have an adverse effect upon the forests they are protecting.

The Ontario Provincial Government controls these and many other aspects of the Province’s forested areas.

Ontario law requires personal use permits

In Ontario, you need a licence to use wood from Crown land to generate heat for your own personal use (e.g., furnace, woodstove, campfire). The license expires March 31st of every year. The personal use permit allows an individual to cut firewood on Crown Land for only personal use. It is illegal to sell any wood that was cut under the authority of the personal use timber permit. Cost is based on volume harvested. 

Ontario Provincial contact information

Please follow the link to the Ontario Government site for more information regarding permits for cutting firewood in Ontario

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