Fuel permit area Payson

The Tonto National Forest continues to offer virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. All district offices, along with the supervisor’s office, have been closed and are not available to walk-in traffic.

“I understand that communities rely on fuelwood for heating,” said Neil Bosworth, Tonto National Forest supervisor. “We have a plan in place to ensure our local communities needs for fuelwood are being met during this challenging time.”

Customers needing fuelwood permits must call their local district office during regular business hours to purchase a permit.


Payson/Pleasant Valley Ranger District Office


Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Closed 12:30-1:30 p.m. daily

Tonto Basin Ranger District Office

(602) 225-5395

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Supervisor’s office (Phoenix)

(602) 225-5200

Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30

Closed 1-1:30 pm daily

Cave Creek Ranger District Office

(480) 595-3300

Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30

Closed 12-12:30 p.m. daily

Globe Ranger District Office

(928) 402- 6200

Mon.-Fri. 7:45-4:30

Closed 11:45-12:30 p.m. daily

Mesa Ranger District Office

(480) 610- 3300

Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30

Closed 12-12:30 p.m. daily

Fuelwood permits can only be purchased over the phone using debit/credit card or by mail-in request that includes check or money order. Office addresses can be found on the Tonto National Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.

All requests should include name, address, permittee identification (ie: driver’s license number), vehicle information, product you wish to purchase and a phone number. Customer must sign and date the letter. Requests must be mailed to the local district office. Please be patient, as completed permits will be mailed back to you.

Fuelwood maps and instructions are also available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/passes-permits/?cid=stelprdb5182052.

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