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Firewood Permits Available Online for the Fairbanks Area

(Fairbanks, AK) - The high cost of fuel has increased the demand for firewood throughout Alaska. Anyone who is interested in cutting firewood on State land must first obtain a local Division of Forestry (DOF) permit. Personal use firewood cutting permits for the Fairbanks Area are now available online.

The online system means that individuals no longer have to come into the Fairbanks Area office to receive their personal use firewood cutting permits. The website is found at: www.forestry.alaska.gov (click on the "DOF Online Firewood Permit System" link in the upper right hand corner of the website).  Permits can be obtained for a number of different firewood cutting areas around Fairbanks. 

You will need a printer to print out the permit, required maps, and permit stipulations. The maps that are issued with the permits will show you firewood cutting areas, road access into firewood cutting areas, private timber sales, and private property near firewood cutting areas. Please respect private property and timber sales by not cutting in those sites.  The stipulations will give you some general do's and don'ts for firewood cutting in the Fairbanks Area.

The permits are for personal use only and the wood cannot be sold commercially.  The price of the permit is $10.00 per cord with a 3 cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum per year.  Payment for your online permit requires a credit card. 

Live birch and aspen can be cut, spruce must be dead and down unless the permit specifies differently. The permits are only good in the DOF Fairbanks Area.  To cut firewood in the Delta, Tok, or Glennallen areas, please call the respective DOF office.

If you have questions, please contact Fairbanks Area Forestry at 907-451-2600.

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