Where do I get my firewood permit?
Monday-Friday | 8am-5pm
SROA Admin Office
Daily | 8:30am-4:45pm
SROA Member Services
(located at SHARC)
How big is a cord of wood?A cord is 4 feet high by 8 feet long by 4 feet deep.
How should I stack my firewood?
Per the Design Committee Manual of Rules & Procedures
29.03 Firewood is to be stacked neatly. If wood is to be covered, the covering shall blend with the natural environment (Reference should be made to the Sunriver Rules and Regulations for permitted colors). Firewood stacked outdoors to form a wall, privacy fence, decorative feature, or to mark property boundaries is not in keeping with the design concept of Sunriver as noted in Section 17.08 of the rules. If firewood is stacked compactly as follows, it is acceptable with condition.
29.03.1 A single row of firewood shall be straight, shall not change direction, and shall not be longer than 8 ft. in length and 4 ft. in height. Additional firewood shall be stacked against the first row until a cord is formed (compactly stacked pile 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide and 4 ft. high). Additional firewood shall be stacked in the same fashion. The total amount of firewood shall not exceed five cords per Section 4.02.c of the Sunriver Rules and Regulations
29.03.2 In no case shall firewood be stacked beyond the property boundary. All firewood storage shall conform to the Sunriver Ladder Fuels Reduction Plan and the Sunriver Rules and Regulations Section 4.02c, d, and e. The Design Committee in its sole discretion, shall determine whether any stacked wood conforms to the intent of this section.
Where on my property should I stack my wood?
- Neatly stacked away from your house and hot tub privacy walls.
- Do not stack on or under decks, stairs, etc. as this is a fire hazard.
- Wood should be neatly stacked at your furthest property line.
- If covered with a tarp, be sure to follow Sunriver Rules & Regulations regarding color and material.
Wood rounds generated from common areas for Ladder Fuels Reduction (LFR) is available to Sunriver property owners in good standing on a first come, first serve basis.
A free permit and load tags are required from SROA to collect and/or transport firewood that is generated from ladder fuels reduction projects within Sunriver.
- The owner of record for the property must apply for the permit. Owners are allowed one permit annually per property for the collection of up to five cords of wood. The member who obtained the permit must be on site during wood collection.
Firewood permits are issued to the owner of record to collect up to five cords a year. A cord of wood is a neatly stacked 4 feet high by 8 feet long by 4 feet deep.
SROA’s permit and load tags ensure owners are compliant with state law (ORS 164.813), maintain collection equity and reduce non-owner wood theft.
Call SROA at (541) 593-2411 for locations where wood may be available.
Here are a few key reminders for collection wood and firewood tag use.
Please take time to read the Complete List of Firewood Collection & Load Tag Rules.
For SROA Owners Only
Firewood is for Sunriver property owners only. The owner of record of the property receives the permit.
1 Load Tag = 1/2 Cord
A load tag is required for each transport of wood. 1 load tag = 1/2 cord of firewood or portion thereof (with a max of 5 cords allowed annually per property.
Permit Holder Must Be On-site
At the time of collection the permit holder must be on-site and the permit must be prominently displayed on the dashboard of vehicle.
Parking Requirements While Collecting
Vehicles are required to park on one side of the road or lane NOT blocking traffic or access to emergency vehicles (parallel to the road surface with at least two wheels on pavement). No parking on pathways or commons.
No Chainsaws or Splitters
Firewood collection is for SROA-generated rounds only. No chainsaws or splitter use allowed on commons.
SROA firewood permits and load tags are not transferrable, not intended for resale, non-refundable and does not guarantee wood availability.
Please refer to section 29.03 of the Design Committee Manual of Rules & Procedures for firewood stacking requirements.