If you use:
(a) machinery or equipment to saw or cut logs into planks, boards, slabs or any other form of sawn or cut timber;
(b) trade in or store locally purchased lumber
You need a licence to operate from the Forestry Department
How to get a licence:
Step One: Complete an application form, which is available at Forestry Department’s Offices across the island and on the Agency’s website.
Step Two: Submit the completed form and pay the application fee.
Step Three: On approval, the applicant will be contacted and required to pay the licensing fee.
Step Four: Collect the licence.
• Is issued for a calendar year (January 1– December 31)
• Application fee is $250 and is non-refundable
• Licence fee is $15,000 p.a.
• Applications completed accurately take up to two weeks to process.
YOU CAN BE PROSECUTED
After January 1, 2015, if you are found operating a sawmill without a licence, you will be liable for prosecution.
Offenders could be fined up to $50,000 and in default of payment spend up to a year in prison for operating without a licence.
For more information contact the Agency at 924-2667-8