Timber Harvest Permit Process
The role of the Frederick County Forest Conservancy District Board's can be found at Role in Timber Harvest Plans in a Resource Conservation Zone.
This webpage has been created to help you work through the timber harvest permit process in Frederick County, Maryland. This is required when the ground disturbance area is over 5,000 SF. Ground disturbance is mainly the roads, trails and loading decks. The area where trees are felled should not be included.
Table of Contents
Timber Harvest Flowchart
Below you will find a visual flowchart that summarizes the steps of this process. Each step in the process is explained in detail as part of this webpage
Step 1: Application
Pick up the application plus additional information at the Department of Permits and Inspections at 30 Market Street, Frederick Maryland or you can download the application. Page 2 of the applications will provide the Limitations, Conditions and Requirements to determine if a Major or Minor logging permit can be used. Once you determine which you need you can move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Plan type
Be sure to include all information requested on the plot drawing as well as what is requested on the general application.
Step 3: Resource Conservation Zone
Step 4: Review Process
Step 5: Permit issued
Once all agencies have issued their approvals, the logging permit will be issued. It is the responsibility of ECS as well as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to inspect the site during the timber harvest operation.