Or. Admin. R. 150-321-0510 - Notice of Intent to Harvest

(1) The owner of timber before it is cut, severed or removed, is required to give notice of intent to harvest.
(2) Notice is given to the Oregon State Department of Forestry which then issues a "Notification of Operations" - commonly called a "logging permit."
(3) Whenever title to timber is transferred to a new owner prior to being cut, severed or removed, the new owner is required to give notice of intent to harvest.
Example 1 : Landowner "A" logs timber on the owner's property and decks the logs at roadside. Trucker "B" buys "A"s logs for $10,000 then hauls and sells the logs to a mill.

"B" acquired the title to logs still on "A"s property prior to removal, therefore "B" must give notice of intent to harvest.

Example 2 : Owner "A" sells standing timber to "B" on a recovery basis. "B" agrees to pay "A" $125/Net MBF for all timber removed. In the contract for the sale of the timber "A" agrees to pay any tax due as the result of the harvest.

"B" acquired title to the timber and must give notice of intent to harvest before cutting, severing or removing the timber. The fact that "A" agreed to pay the taxes has no bearing on who must give notice.

(4) Once made, the notification expires on the last day of December in the year taken. Any continuation of harvest in a new calendar year requires renewal of the notification.


Or. Admin. R. 150-321-0510
RD 9-1989, f. 12-18-89, cert. ef. 12-31-89; Renumbered from 150-321.550(1), REV 70-2016, f. 8-15-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 321.550

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