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Firewood Quarantine Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the firewood quarantine New Hampshire.

I am a New Hampshire firewood producer that only sells firewood originating from New Hampshire. How does this quarantine impact my business, and will I need a compliance agreement?

I am a New Hampshire firewood producer that receives occasional shipments of firewood from out-of-state. How does this firewood quarantine impact me?

I live in New Hampshire but have a family woodlot in Vermont that I harvest for firewood to heat my home in the winter. Can I still move firewood from my woodlot?

I have a friend in New York that has a large woodlot. Whenever I visit him, I bring back a pick-up truckload of firewood for use when I go camping. Can I get a compliance agreement for this firewood?

I live in Vermont and would like to spend a week at a campground in New Hampshire. Can I get a compliance agreement to move a couple of bundles of firewood?

I just bought a couple of bundles of firewood at a big box store in Massachusetts on my way to come camping in New Hampshire. Can I bring this firewood into the state?

back to topI am a New Hampshire firewood producer that only sells firewood originating from New Hampshire. How does this quarantine impact my business, and will I need a compliance agreement?

The quarantine only applies to the importation of firewood from out-of-state, not movement of firewood of New Hampshire origin within the state. You will not need a compliance agreement. If you transport your firewood outside of New Hampshire, you will need to contact the receiving state for their firewood laws.

back to topI am a New Hampshire firewood producer that receives occasional shipments of firewood from out-of-state. How does this firewood quarantine impact me?

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.

back to topI live in New Hampshire but have a family woodlot in Vermont that I harvest for firewood to heat my home in the winter. Can I still move firewood from my woodlot?

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.

back to topI have a friend in New York that has a large woodlot. Whenever I visit him, I bring back a pick-up truckload of firewood for use when I go camping. Can I get a compliance agreement for this firewood?

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.

back to topI live in Vermont and would like to spend a week at a campground in New Hampshire. Can I get a compliance agreement to move a couple of bundles of firewood?

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.

back to topI just bought a couple of bundles of firewood at a big box store in Massachusetts on my way to come camping in New Hampshire. Can I bring this firewood into the state?

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