Timber Cutting Permits:
Wisconsin Statute Chapter 26.03 requires that all persons must file a cutting notice with the County Clerk prior to cutting any logs, poles, posts, pulpwood, Christmas trees, or other forest products from any privately owned forest land in Wisconsin. A cutting notice is not required for cutting fuel wood for personal home use, when clearing land for agricultural use or for cutting up to 5 Christmas trees on your property for your own use. The primary reason for this requirement is to ensure that all property taxes are up-to-date and paid in full before harvesting begins. Each cutting notice filed is valid through December 31 of the year it was issued.
Timber Cutting Notice PDF