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Frequently asked questions

 

 
  • How can I get a Home-Use Wood Permit?
  • You must be a San Carlos Apache Tribal Member
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • ONE permit issued per household
  • It is FREE of charge
  • If this is your first time getting a Permit you will need to show proof of your Tribal Enrollment; Tribal I.D. or C.I.B. with a photo I.D.
  • How can I get a RESALE Wood Permit?
  • You must be a San Carlos Apache Tribal Member
  • You must be 18 years of age and older.
  • Fees do apply at $5.00 Money Order for every cord you intend to cut;   
    $5.00 – 1 cord; $10.00 – 2 cords; $15.00 – 3 cords etc…
  • You must get your Resale Wood Permit before you go cut your wood out of the designated Wood Blocks. 
  • Your Resale Permit has an expiration date of; 1 week for 1 cord; 2 weeks for 2 cords; 1 Month – 3 or more Cords.
  • Hauling Tags are part of your Resale Permit and will be issued at the purchase of your Resale Wood Permit.

  • Where is the Wood Cutting Block?
  • Beeflats; located North of Point of Pines Camp 2000 Road; between 2008 &2009 Roads, near White Crossing Jct.
  • Bobcat; located 8 miles North West of Point of Pines Camp; along the 1500 Road and 1561 Road. (DO NOT CUT the Orange Marked Trees).
  • Can a NON-Member Spouse get a Wood Cutting Permit?
  • NO, but the MARRIED Tribal Member Spouse can obtain a Wood Cutting Permit in His or her name and attach a Supplement Sheet;  which will allow a NON member spouse to utilize the Enrolled member’s Wood Cutting Permit.
  • Tribal Member Spouse must accompany the NON-Tribal Member in the Forest.
  • It is permissible to have a Tribal family member or friend, over 18 years of age, accompany the NON-Tribal Member while gathering fire woods.
  • Do I need a Wood Cutting Permit to go cut Woods for a Funeral?
  • NO; there is no Permit required; but we do suggest that you carry your Home-Use Wood Cutting Permit (Tribal Members only).
  • Do I need a Wood Cutting Permit to go cut Woods for a Sunrise Dance?
  • NO; there is no Permit required; but we do suggest that you carry your Home-Use Wood Cutting Permit (Tribal Members only).
  • Do I need a Wood Cutting Permit to go cut a Christmas tree?
  • NO; BUT you can only cut Pinyon Pine or Juniper ONLY and one per household.
  • When are you open?  Office Hours are from:
  • Monday to Thursday 7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
  • Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Closed on Tribal Holidays and Administration Leave 
  • Where do I get a Burning Permit?
  • At the Main Forestry Building; Front Office
  • What does it cost to get a Burning Permit?
  • No Cost
  • What can I burn under my burning Permit?
  • You may burn biodegradable items; grass, leaves, wood.
  • You CAN NOT burn Household Trash
  • Do we need a Burning Permit to burn decease’s belongs?
  • NO, you do not need a Burning Permit.
  • Where can we burn decease’s belongs?
  • It would be up to the family where they would want to burn; usually in an isolated area.
  • Let Fire Dept & Forestry know where and when you will be burning items. 
  • Who can get a Burning Permit?
  • Anyone who is at 18 years of age, or older, and resides on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
  • A designee from a department/enterprise/contractors working on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
  • Where can we burn?
  • Work Sites
  • Designated Home sites.
  • NO Burning Permits will issue to those who reside in a Rental Unit (You will have to check with the Housing Authority).
  • When can I burn?
  • Burning hours from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. - ONLY
  • If my fire gets away who do I call?
  • Fire Dept. 475-4221 (Within the Residential areas; with Structures)
  • Phoenix Fire Dispatch 475-3096 (Outside the Residential areas)
  • Who do I call to report illegal burning?
  • San Carlos Police Department 475-2311
  •  If I am not sure, I can burn safely around my house, who can help me?
  • Fire Prevention at 475-2326 may give you suggestions on how to conduct your burn. 
  • Legally we cannot burn on anyone’s home site; that is the home owner’s responsibility.

 

 

 

 

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