Sea to Sky Natural Resource District Permits and Forms

Free Use Permit for Firewood (Personal Use Only)



1.  You must not own or occupy land where there is sufficient timber that is reasonably accessible for the firewood.
2.  The firewood is for personal use only and
not for sale to others.
3.  The permit is valid for the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
4.  The term of the permit is one year.
5.  Only downed trees may be removed - no standing trees (alive or dead) may be cut.
6.  The permit is limited to 6 cords (approximately 12 regular pickup loads).
7.  Cutting is confined to the area outlined on the permit.
8.  All undertakings with respect to this permit must be compliant with the
Wildfire Regulation.  The onus is on the Permittee to be familiar with their obligations under the legislation: >>Wildfire Act and Wildfire Regulation
In the event of a forest fire emergency, every effort must be taken to maintain control of the fire and call toll free at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 (cell) to report location and fire behaviour details.
9.  The applicable area is the following Crown lands in the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District:
a)  the area within the right-of-way of any industrial logging road located on Crown land (the right-of-way width extends 37.5 metres either side of the road centre;
b)  the area within previously harvested, non-active logging blocks located on Crown land;
c)  the area within the BC Hydro right-of way located on Crown land.
     Here is a link to a government map product.

>>Firewood permit common questions and answers (Adobe format)

To use this on-line application process, you must:

  • Have a personal e-mail address, or have access to an e-mail address.

  • The permit will be sent to that e-mail address for viewing and printing.

>> View a sample Free Use Permit


>>Apply for a Free Use Permit


>> Sea to Sky Natural Resource District Map (Adobe Format 1700kbs)


Procedures for obtaining a Licence to Cut

Pursuant to Section 47.4 of the Forest Act, the district manager may issue a licence to cut to a person who purchases or occupies land and does not otherwise have the right to harvest Crown timber from the land.

  1. Obtain or print a copy of this form: Application for a licence to cut.
  2. The following information must be completed on your application form.
    1. Please ensure the area is within the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District
    2. The date of application.
    3. A description of the location of the proposed licence to cut.
    4. Under what type of tenure is the land occupied.
    5. The tenure number (file number and/or lease number).
    6. Estimated volume in cubic metres.
    7. Indicate whether or not the area has been surveyed.
    8. Applicant’s
      • Name
      • Address
      • Telephone number
      • Fax number if possible
      • Postal Code
      • Applicant’s signature
      • Date signed
      • Date of birth
      • BC driver’s licence number
      • Corporation Registration number (if applicable)
  3. A valid copy of your Occupational Tenure with map must be included with your application.
  4. An appropriate map (i.e. forest cover map) at a scale of 1:20 000 showing the cutting area must be included with your application. A forest cover map may be obtained at
  5. A completed copy of your licence to cut application package should be sent to:

    Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    Sea to Sky Natural Resource District
    101-42000 Loggers Lane
    Squamish British Columbia
    V8B 0H3
    Attn: Resource Officer

    The district manager will determine the disposition of the timber.

In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the personal information collected in this permit will not be used for any purpose other than enforcing the legislation and regulations under which it is collected.