The exterior firewood quarantine only applies to the importation of firewood from out-of-state, not movement of firewood of New Hampshire origin within the state. You may, however, also be subject to New Hampshire’s interior emerald ash borer quarantine which does regulate the transportation of firewood from Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Rockingham counties into the remainder of New Hampshire. If you are a producer in Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, or Rockingham County, please contact the Division for more information. If you transport your firewood outside of New Hampshire, you will need to contact the receiving state for their firewood laws.
You will need to obtain a compliance agreement with DRED and DAMF to bring in firewood from selected counties in Vermont or Maine. Firewood may not be brought in from any other out-of-state location. If you transport your firewood outside of New Hampshire, you will need to contact the receiving state for their firewood laws.
At this time, under a homeowner's compliance agreement, you may still move this firewood for home heating purposes, as long as the volume of firewood is a cord or more. Please see the NH Division of Forest and Lands website for more information. As insect and disease populations change in our neighboring states, the list of counties from which firewood may be moved with a compliance agreement may change. Please check the county list to verify that your woodlot is in an allowable county.
No. We are not issuing compliance agreements for moving firewood from any states except specific counties in Vermont or Maine. Also, firewood moved under compliance agreement is intended only for commercial producers or residents using firewood for home heating purposes, not for campground use.
No. Firewood moved under compliance agreement must be in a volume of one cord or more and intended to be used for home heating purposes, not at campgrounds.
If the firewood is labeled as "heat-treated" and has the name and address of the production facility clearly specified on the label, this firewood may be brought into New Hampshire. However, private campgrounds may have their own policies as to whether or not they will accept your firewood. Please check with the campground for their individual firewood guidelines.
NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109