Forest Products Permits





Firewood season opens Monday, April 15th.

Anyone cutting firewood on the Forest is required to have a valid firewood permit with load tags, firewood cutting map, and a current information sheet. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10.00 per cord, and there is a minimum charge per permit of $20.00. Households may harvest up to 6 cords annually. Firewod cutters are prohibited from cutting standing timber dead or alive.

The Forest Service uses four industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) to reduce the likelihood of wildfires by regulating work activities in the forest. This includes firewood cutting. IFPL regulations may limit firewood cutting anytime throughout the season. The most updated IFPL information is available by calling (503)-668-1650.

   Forest Roads may have trees or debris on them.  Drive with caution

Weekly Firewood Information Sheets

Eastside Cutting Zone

Eastside Cutting Zone - Weekly Firewood Information Sheet

Eastside Special Request Form

Eastside Firewood Cutting Area Map  (Provided with purchase of firewood permit)


Westside Cutting Zone

Westside Cutting Zone -Weekly Firewood Information Sheet

Westside Firewood Cutting Area Map (Provided with purchase of firewood permit)

Firewood on the Zigzag Ranger District is by Special Request only.

Special Request Firewood Form


Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits

Purchase Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and get more information at one of the Mt Hood National Forest Ranger District offices.  Permits can not be obtained at the office in Sandy, Oregon.

  • The yearly cutting limit per household is 6 cords.
  • All districts may not have areas available during the season. Be sure to call for current information before making plans.
  • Firewood cutting areas are described on the Firewood cutting map and information sheets, and you are required to have a current information sheet with your permit while cutting. Information sheets change weekly and show the status of each area. Information sheets are available at Ranger Stations, and this webiste.
  • Firewood cutters must have screen type spark arrestors on their chainsaws, carry a pressurized chemical fire extinguisher not less than 8 ounces, and a long handled shovel with an 8-inch blade.
  • Before heading into the forest, call your nearest Ranger Station for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions.
  • Product Quantity Removal Record and Tag Validation Example
  • Cord of Wood Diagrams
  • Clearing Limits of Road Prism Examples
  • IFPL Diagram


Fire Conditions


Additional Resources

Special Request Forms

Frequently Asked Questions