Fisheries and Land Resources
May 26, 2017

Public Advisory: Renewal of Domestic Cutting Permits Available in All Districts

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who harvest wood can now renew their own personal Domestic Cutting Permit online for all districts and all domestic cutting areas.

In January, the department launched a pilot project that enabled residents who harvest wood in Districts 7, 10-15, 17-20 and 23, to renew the permits online. The online permit process has now been extended.

Residents who plan to renew their Domestic Cutting Permit online will need the nine digit permit number found on their previous Domestic Cutting Permit, as well as a valid credit card for payment. To complete the process, permit holders will also need to input harvesting information for the past year.

To renew online, residents must have had a valid Domestic Cutting Permit issued the previous year. Residents will not be able to renew online if they are applying for the senior discount for the first time or if they need to change their helper information (they can keep the same helper or remove the helper from the permit however they cannot add a helper through the system).

If approved, the Domestic Cutting Permit will be mailed to the address provided within five to 10 business days. Residents are still welcome to visit any Forestry Branch District Office to obtain a new permit or to change helper information.

The online renewal application and a map of available cutting areas are available on the Provincial Government website at

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Media contact
Connie Boland
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6409

2017 05 26                              11:45 a.m.