2018 Christmas Tree Cutting Permits

November 17, 2018


Several agencies throughout Northern Arizona and Southern Utah are selling Christmas tree cutting permits. The areas for the permits, their cost, and number of permits allowed are dependent upon the area your permit is good for. To continue or create a family tradition of hunting, finding, and cutting down your family's perfect Christmas tree, the following agencies and locations are selling permits this year. 




Coconino National Forest


Coconino National Forest is selling only 1,100 permits this year. Each permit is good for cutting in designated areas of the Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim ranger districts until Dec. 24. The permits are on a first-come-first serve basis and are issued one per household, so you may want to get yours soon; last year, they ran out of permits within the first week. The permits are $15 each, and can be paid for by cash, credit, or personal check. 


This year, the Flagstaff Ranger Station will be selling 200 permits for Pinyon and Juniper trees within two designated Christmas tree cutting areas in the Flagstaff Ranger District, and 300 permits for Fir, Pinyon Pine, or Ponderosa Pine trees within designated areas of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. A map will be provided with each permit, as well as the stipulations and limitations regarding the size of tree that can be cut.


The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station will have 600 permits for sale for areas within the Mogollon Rim Ranger District, which includes Fir, Pinyon Pine, and Ponderosa Pine trees in designated areas located approximately 1 to 2.5 hours south of Flagstaff.


Permits will not be sold at the Forest Supervisor’s Office. The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station and the Flagstaff Ranger Station are open Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm. To see more information and maps for the different areas, click here.


Kaibab National Forest

The Kaibab National Forest will sell over-the-counter and through-the-mail Christmas tree tags for each of its three ranger districts beginning today in order to allow members of the public to enjoy the popular holiday tradition of cutting one’s own tree. 1,800 tags are available, however, the district believes this amount should be sufficient supply to meet demand.  


Permits are $15 and will allow the holder to cut a tree of any species that is not more than 10 feet in height within a designated area on the Kaibab National Forest from Nov. 16 through Dec. 24. The tag is only good for a tree on the ranger district from which it was purchased and can’t be used to cut a tree on a different district unless specifically noted. No refunds will be made, even if weather conditions prevent access to cutting areas.Individuals who purchase tags will be provided with a map showing their designated cutting area along with additional tree cutting instructions.The number of available tags and tree species, locations and hours for purchasing the permits, and contact information for each ranger district are as follows:


North Kaibab Ranger District

  • Please call the district for tag availability at (928) 643-7395.

  • Any tree species starting with 800 available tags.

  • North Kaibab District Christmas tree permit maps

  • Contact Information:  Physical address is 430 S. Main St., Fredonia, AZ 86022; Mailing address is P.O. Box 248, Fredonia, AZ 86022; (928) 643-7395.

  • Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The office will also be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on two Saturdays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, for tag sales.

Note: The Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 1, for tag sales. The visitor center is located at the intersection of highways 89 and 67 in Jacob Lake and can be reached at (928) 643-7298.


Tusayan Ranger District

  • Alert! Christmas tree tags will not be available for sale during the times of Nov. 19 through Nov. 22. 

  • Please call the district for tag availability at (928) 638-2443.

  • Any tree species starting with 500 available tags.

  • Tusayan District Christmas tree permit map 11-13-18

  • Christmas tree cutting instructions (South Zone) 11-13-18

  • Contact Information:  Physical address is 176 Lincoln Log Loop, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; Mailing address is P.O. Box 3088, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; (928) 638-2443.

  • Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

Williams Ranger District

Note: The Williams Ranger District office will also have 100 tags available for the Tusayan Ranger District.




The Bureau of Land Management has announced that permits for cutting Christmas trees are now available for Utah until December 24. You can obtain your permit Monday through Friday between 8am to 4:30pm, excluding federal holidays. Each district has their own office and the types of trees that are permitted. The cost for the permits range from $4 to $10, and the maximum number of permits per household are determined by the district and field office.



The Canyon Country District will sell non-commercial Christmas tree permits for pinyon pine and juniper trees Nov. 5 through Dec. 24, 2018 at the Moab and Monticello Field Offices. Permits are $10 per tree and two permits are allowed per household.   The Canyon Country District has designated areas for harvesting Christmas trees and a map will be provided with your permit.  For information about tree-cutting permits on nearby lands managed by the US Forest Service, please contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest Moab Ranger District at (435) 259-7155.


Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, Pinyon Pine only. 


Monticello Field Office
365 North Main
Monticello, UT 84535
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, Pinyon Pine and Juniper.   



Color Country District will begin selling permits for trees soon. Permits are sold at the Color Country District Office, St. George Field Office and Arizona Strip District Office. Permits are also available for the Dixie National Forest.


Arizona Strip District
345 East Riverside Dr.
St. George, UT  84790
Telephone: 435-688-3200
Permits are $5, limit 2 per household


Cedar City Field Office
176 East D.L. Sargent Drive

Cedar City, UT 84721
(435) 865-3000

Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, starting on Nov. 5


Henry Mountains Field Station
380 South 100 West
Hanksville, UT 84734
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, starting on Nov. 5


Kanab Field Office
669 S. Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT 84741
(435) 644-1200
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, starting on Nov. 5


Richfield Field Office
150 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
(435) 896-1500
Permits are $10, limit 3 per household, starting on Nov. 5


St. George Field Office
345 East Riverside Dr.
St. George, UT  84790
(435) 688-3200
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household, starting on Nov. 14


Permits will be sold from November 15 to December 21. 


Price Field Office
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
Telephone: 435-636-3600
Permits are $10, limit 5 per household 


Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
Telephone: 435-781-4400
Permits are $10, limit 1 per household



West Desert District will begin selling non-commercial Christmas tree permits on November 5 at the Salt Lake and Fillmore Field Offices for pinyon pines and juniper trees. Christmas tree permits allow for cutting on designated BLM-managed lands in Tooele and Box Elder counties, and on all BLM-managed lands in Juab and Millard counties.


Salt Lake Field Office
2370 S. Decker Lake Blvd.
West Valley, UT 84119
Permits are $10, limit 2 per household 
Map for Salt Lake Field Office
** The Salt Lake Field Office will also sell permits for the Fillmore Field Office and for BLM lands in Elko County, NV.  


Fillmore Field Office 
95 East 500 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
Permits are $10, limit 3 per household
**Also sold at the Salt Lake Field Office 


Elko County (Nevada)  Permits
Elko county permits can be purchased at the BLM Salt Lake Field Office. 
Permits are $4, limit 10 per household
**Sold at the Salt Lake Field Office 



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