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Utah Christmas and Holiday Tree Permits

The 2020 tree permit season has concluded. Check back next fall for updates about the 2021 tree permit season. The BLM has an online site to purchase BLM holiday tree permits online in Utah.

BLM Utah offices began selling holiday tree permits for the 2020 season on November 2, 2020. Each year, thousands of people find their Christmas and holiday trees on public lands. Permits are available for purchase during regular business hours, excluding federal holidays. Visit www.blm.gov/alert/utah-operations or contact your local BLM office to find updates regarding office hours of operation or to find out whether you can get your permit in person, over the phone, or via email. Permittees will be provided with maps and directions. The BLM accepts all major credit cards, cash, and checks in person. Credit or debit cards are required to purchase permits online. Permits are valid on BLM-managed public lands.  

Tree Cutting Tips

  • Stay on designated roads and respect private land. Some tree cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall – early season cutting is advisable.
  • Be prepared! Tree-cutters traveling through Utah’s public lands should be prepared for poor road conditions or inclement weather. Make sure you have everything you need for an outdoor venture including warm clothes, food, water, and safety equipment.
  • Let someone know where you’ll be going and when you plan to return. If you get stranded, call for help, and stay with your group and vehicle until help arrives.
  • Please dispose of trees properly. Consider composting or using the tree as firewood, if those are options available to you. 
  • Keep in mind that hunting seasons are usually open during these times, so wearing bright colors is advisable. 


Canyon Country District

The Canyon Country District will sell non-commercial Christmas tree permits for pinyon pine and juniper trees starting on November 2, 2020 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
For more information call (435) 259-2100
Permits are $10, limit two per household, Pinyon Pine only
 
Monticello Field Office
365 North Main
Monticello, UT 84535 
For more information call (435) 587-1500
Permits are $10, limit two per household, Pinyon Pine and Juniper
 

Color Country District

Color Country District beginnings selling tree permits November 2, 2020

Cedar City Field Office 
176 East D.L. Sargent Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721
For more information call (435) 865-3000
Permits are $10, limit two per household. 

Henry Mountains Field Office
380 South 100 West
Hanksville, UT 84734
Permits are $10, limit two per household

Richfield Field Office
150 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
For more information call (435) 896-1500
Permits are $10, limit two per household

St. George Field Office
For more information call  (435) 688-3200
Permits are $10, limit two per household

Green River District

The Green River District will begin selling Christmas tree permits on November 2, 2020 at the Vernal and Price field offices. 

Price Field Office 
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
For more information call 435-636-3600 or email utprmail@blm.gov 
Permits are $10, limit five per household 

Vernal Field Office 
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
For more information call 435-781-4400 or email utvnmail@blm.gov
Permits are $10, limit one per household. 

Paria River District

The Paria District begins selling juniper and pinyon pine tree permits on November 27, 2020

Paria River District Office
669 South Highway 89 A 
Kanab, UT 84741
For more information call 435-644-1200 or email utknmail@blm.gov
Permits are $10, limit two per household

West Desert District

West Desert District will begin selling non-commercial Christmas tree permits on November 2, 2020 at the Salt Lake and Fillmore Field Offices for pinyon pines and juniper trees. 

Salt Lake Field Office (Sold out for the 2020 season)
2370 S. Decker Lake Blvd.
West Valley, UT 84119
Permits are $10, limit two per household. 
For more information call (801) 977-4300 or email utslmail@blm.gov
** The Salt Lake Field Office will also sell permits for the Fillmore Field Office and for BLM-managed lands in Elko County, NV.  

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  • South Soldier - 3.6 miles southeast of Stockton near the Jacob City trailhead, 50 permits. 
  • Lofgren - 4.5 miles east of Lofgren off Highway 36 on the Black Rock Canyon Rd, 25 permits
  • Broad Canyon - 15.2 miles south of Fairfield, closes Nov. 30 for crucial mule deer winter range, 50 permits
  • Chiulos Canyon - 15 miles northwest of Goshen, 50 permits
  • Silverado - between Ophir and Mercur Canyon, closes Nov. 30 for crucial mule deer winter range, recommended high-clearance vehicle, 25 permits
  • Hill Springs - near Lookout Pass, west of Vernon, 15 permits
  • Bismark Peak - 16.3 miles south of Fairfield, recommended high-clearance vehicle, 25 permits
  • West Emigrant Pass - Box Elder County near Devil's Playground, 25 permits
  • Raft River - Box Elder County, south of City of Rocks, ID, 50 permits
Fillmore Field Office 
95 East 500 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
Permits are $10, limit three per household.
For more information call (435) 743-3100 or utfmmail@blm.gov

All BLM-managed lands in Juab and Millard County are open to Christmas tree cutting, with proof of permit. 

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