License Minnesota

Firewood Producer Certification

Firewood producers are certified for selling firewood based on treatment standards set by both the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Agency contact information:

Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
625 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 201-6000 | (800) 967-2474 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
Plant Protection Division
Contact Info: Teresa McDill
(651) 201-6448
(651) 201-6108(fax)

Website:

Certified Firewood Producers in Minnesota

Online Licensing and Payment Options

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.

Requirements:

MDA Heat Treatment Certified means the company operates a kiln that has passed a rigorous inspection and testing process and has successfully demonstrated the ability to heat their firewood to a minimum core temperature of 140 Farenheit for 60 minutes.

MDA Kiln Dry Certified means the company operates a kiln that has passed an inspection and testing process and has successfully demonstrated the ability to heat their firewood to a specified temperature and final moisture content, dependant on the size of their firewood pieces. This certification is limited to wood that has a maximum thickness of three (3) inches, and thus is primarily used for lumber, but may also be used for firewood kindling of the appropriate size.

To become a certified producer, please contact Teresa Mc Dill at (651) 201-6448.

Fee:

Base Certificate fee - $100

Inspections Costs:

   Time (inspection & travel - $65 per hour
   Rate for billable mileage (per mile) - IRS rate

   

Period of Issuance:

 One (1) year from issuance of certification.