Firewood Permits

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Due to the Safer at Home Order (3/24/20), LCFM staff are currently working remotely.  The current process to obtain a firewood permit is as follows:

1.     View the current firewood permit site map to select a site you would like to remove firewood.

2.      Once you have decided what site(s) you would like, fill out the Chippewa County Fuel Wood Sale Permit,      indicate on the form the Site #, sign the form digitally, and return to us via email.

3.      When LCFM receives the form, we will digitally sign it and email/mail back to you along with more      detailed maps for each site.  We can mail the form to you but that will take a few days to arrive to you as staff is not in the office every day.

4.      Please mail in the appropriate fee ($5.00 per site).  Checks are to be made out to the Chippewa County    Treasurer.  If payment is not received within 30 days of issuing the permit, the permit will be cancelled.


Firewood permits are issued by the Department of Land Conservation & Forest Management for Individual Home Use . The permit grants limited permission to remove firewood from recent timber harvest sites on County forest land. Permits are $5 per location and can be obtained at the Department of Land Conservation & Forest Management, Room 011 (lower level) in the Courthouse during normal business hours.


  • Fuel wood sale permits are not transferable and payment is not refundable.
  • Fuel wood remaining on the sale area at expiration of the permit reverts to County ownership. Permit expiration date will not be extended.
  • Chippewa County may immediately cancel or revoke a permit by giving oral or written notice. All fuel wood permits will terminate during emergency burning regulations pursuant to Section NR 30.056, Wisc. Adm. Code and upon breach of any condition or restriction of this permit. Such breach may also subject the violator to prosecution.
  • Permittee must be where cutting occurs. The permit shall be displayed on the drivers side of the dash of any vehicle transporting wood under this permit in such a manner as to be viewable through the windshield.
  • Permittee agrees s.s. 895.62 is applicable as to liability.
  • Permittee agrees to remove any slash from roadways, trails and/or lakes and ponds resulting from the removal of firewood.
  • Permittee may remove firewood only within the boundaries of the permit area and shall be liable for trespass and damages for cutting or removal outside the permit area under s.s. 26.04 timber trespass.
  • Permittee shall cut dead and down firewood only. Do not cut any standing timber whether dead or alive.



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