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Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has been giving permission for transportation of forest produce from private lands. For some areas/species, the applicant has to get felling permission before applying for transit permission. KFD provides this public service after obtaining information from the Revenue Department regarding the applicant’s right on land and forest produce. The Forest Officer after inspecting the land and forest produce and holding such enquiry as he deems necessary, may either accord permission or refuse it. After transit permission is accorded, the jurisdictional Deputy Range Forest Officer (DRFO) issues transit permit (Form-28) for movement of forest produce to the destination as indicated by the applicant. Number of transit permits issued in each case may vary depending on the quantity of the forest produce. The Government has included this service under THE KARNATAKA SAKALA SERVICES ACT, 2011and (Amendment) Act, 2014. The notification pertaining to appointing of Tree Officer: Notification No. B5/KPT/CR-60/2014-15 dated: 03-10-2016.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (faq) VIEW

  • Who has to apply

    Persons having ownership right over the land and forest produce.

  • Is there a prescribed format for the application to be submitted for permission to transport forest produce from private land

    Yes. The applicant has to apply in the format as mentioned in THE KARNATAKA FOREST MANUAL, 1976 (Form-31).

  • Which are the species for which transportation permission is not required

    There are 42 species for which transportation permission is not required. https://aranya.gov.in/downloads/transit exemption.pdf

  • To whom the land owner has to apply for transportation permission

    Applicant has to apply to the Forest Officer for the taluk as mentioned in the Notification for appointing tree officer. If the timber volume is less than 5 cubic metres and firewood volume is less than 30 cart loads, the application should be submitted to RFO. If it exceeds the aforesaid quantity, the application should be submitted to DCF. Notification No. B5/KPT/CR-60/2014-15 dated: 03-10-2016. https://aranya.gov.in/downloads/Oppointing of tree officer Eng.pdf

  • What are the documents required to be submitted to avail permission to transport forest produce from private land

    a. Revenue records along with the certificate of Deputy Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner. b. Right on the land (year of or assignment and the period of continuous occupation by the owner) c. Right on the forest produce to be removed (ownership certificate from Revenue Department) d. Survey Sketch of land from Department of Land Records e. Consent of the other owners having share in the right on land and the tree growth(If any)

  • Whether the applicant has to pay fee to avail this service

    The applicant has to pay Rs.15.00 for each permit.