Companies or individuals may apply for a Timber Licence, Minor Forest Produce Licence, Fuelwood/Charcoal Transport Permit, Protected Tree Licence, Clearance Licence, Fuelwood/Charcoal Production Permit, Export Permit, or Import Permit. Applications along with the required fees must be sent to the relevant Licence Officer. A forest stumpage fee must also be paid, as well as a reforestation fee, training fee, minor forest produce fee, grazing fee, and royalties to land owners or Chiefdom Administration. Details on Fees and royalties can be found here.
An area of national forest can be exploited under a utilization or plantation concession for an area under 10 square miles and/or the total round wood yield or the allowable cut under 2500 cubic metres. An invitation to tender will be published in Sierra Leone newspapers, with investors being allowed at least thirty days to submit an application.
If you want to send in an application please download the appropriate file:
Applicants must always remember to fulfill certain criteria before applying for a Forestry Right. Below applicants can download checklists / user guidelines for when applying for: Starting Processing Business (Concessionaires) / Getting an Export License, Concession Agreement Application, Power Saw Registrations, Timber Harvest Licenses and Transport Permits UserGuidelines