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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Timber Permit Information


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Individual citizens may apply for a commercial timber permit for up to 100,000 board feet, or up to 500,000 board feet in cases of emergency salvage.

How do I apply for a permit?

  • Review this brochure: Timber Permit Information (pdf)
  • Call or visit the nearest DNRC office for information and details
    • Complete the permit application form and all attachments
    • Mark the proposed permit boundary with ribbon
    • On a USGS map, draw the proposed permit area and roads to be used
    • Provide documentation of legal access to tracts

What happens next?

  • The DNRC will review the application within 30 days
  • If the project meets all requirements, an appraisal will be done in 60 days
  • If applicant agrees to terms of sale, a permit is issued within 5 days

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