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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Licenses and Permits

DNRC issues licenses and permits for a variety of activities. This page contains the most-requested items from each division.  If you don’t see information on the license or permit you need, contact DNRC headquarters at (406) 444-2074.  

Stream Permitting

If you are looking for information Stream Permitting please visit the Stream Permitting sub-section.

State Lands

 

PurposeNameDescriptionDocumentsContact
Conservation Conservation License Prohibits logging on a strip of land and requires multiple payments for volume, forest improvement, and other DNRC efforts 406-542-4300
Firewood Firewood Permit Authorizes collection of firewood from trees on State Land 406-444-2074
Land Use Land Use License (LUL) Authorizes short term surface use of Trust land that is not authorized under a standard Recreational Use permit. Authorization typically lasts 1-10 years. For Public, Municipal, and Industrial use. Local DNRC Trust Lands Field Office
Mining Small Volume Permit Authorization to sell small volumes of sand, gravel, and decorative rock from State-owned lands.
Post & Pole Post & Pole Permit Permits collection of post and pole material 406-444-2074
Recreation Special Recreational Use License - Outfitting (DS-RU2) Authorization and terms for outfitting on State Trust Lands Local DNRC Trust Lands Field Office
Recreation Special Recreational Use License - Trapping (DS-RU3T) Authorization and terms for trapping on State Trust Lands Local DNRC Trust Lands Field Office
Recreation Special Recreational Use License - General (DS-RU3) Authorization and terms for general recreational use of State Trust Lands Local DNRC Trust Lands Field Office
Timber Timber Permit Authorizes purchase of smaller volume of sawings than a full timber sale 406-444-2074

 

Water

PurposeNameDescriptionDocumentsContact
Construction Construction Permit Permit to construct a High Hazard dam. 406-444-6613
Operation Operation Permit Permit to operate a High Hazard dam. 406-444-6613
Time Extension Application for Extension of Time Extend the timeline allowed to fully perfect a permit or change authorization. 406-444-2074
Water Well Montoring Well Constructor Licensing for contracting and drilling of water monitoring wells 406-444-6643
Water Well Water Well Contractor Licensing for contracting and drilling of water wells 406-444-6643
Water Well  Water Well Driller Licensing for drilling of water wells 406-444-6643
Water Rights
Water Rights N/A If you are looking for information on Water Right licenses and permits please visit the Water Rights Page for more specific information. All water rights forms Regional Office Listings

 

Forested Lands

PurposeNameDescriptionDocumentsContact
Conservation Conservation License Prohibits logging on a strip of land and requires multiple payments for volume, forest improvement, and other DNRC efforts 406-542-4300
Firewood Firewood Permit Authorizes collection of firewood from trees on State Land 406-444-2074
Land Use Land Use License (LUL) Authorizes short term surface use of Trust land that is not authorized under a standard Recreational Use permit. Authorization typically lasts 1-10 years. For Public, Municipal, and Industrial use. Local DNRC Trust Lands Field Office
Mining Small Volume Permit Authorization to sell small volumes of sand, gravel, and decorative rock from State-owned lands.
Post & Pole Post & Pole Permit Permits collection of post and pole material 406-444-2074
Hazard Reduction Timber Slash Hazard Reduction Agreement Authorizes purchase of smaller volume of sawings than a full timber sale 406-444-2074
Streamside Management Zone

Forest Practice Notification Law

Forestry Best Management Practices