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What is a licensed timber buyer?

To commercially purchase timber or logs in Indiana, state law requires timber buyers to be licensed and bonded with the State of Indiana. This includes the purchase of timber on shares, lump sum or other means. There are two license types - Timber Buyer or Agent.

A license is not required to occasionally purchase logs or timber for personal use.

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) maintains the database of licensed buyers. The licensing program is managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
A Licensed Timber Buyer is a person engaged in the business of buying timber from timber growers for sawing into lumber, processing, or resale.

The Timber Buyer search offered here will only return Timber Buyers with an active license.

More detailed information is available at HTTPS://mylicense/in.gov/everification/search.aspx?facility=Y. When the search screen opens, select 'Timber' from the Profession drop down to proceed.
A Licensed Agent is an individual who represents a licensed timber buyer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases of timber.

The Agent search offered here will only return Agents with an active Agents Card.

More detailed information is available at HTTPS://mylicense.in.gov/everification/search.aspx. When the search screen opens, select 'Timber' from the Profession drop down to proceed.
Call Before You Cut is an information program designed to help woodland owners as they consider selling timber from their family lands. This program is sponsored by several conservation and consumer organizations.
Timber Sale Contracts: When selling timber is highly recommended to have a written timber sale contract. A well written contract provides protection to the woodland owner, timber buyer and the land to be harvested.
See a sample contract at the Call Before You Cut website.