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  Required Forms     The application form is given under Annex 2.1.7
Registration of Timber Based Enterprises.(Saw mills/ Timber sales centers/ carpentry sheds/ Furniture shops / Fuel wood sales centers)

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1. Applicant should not be an offender for an offence under the Forest Ordinance
2. Business premises should be located beyond the aerial distance mentioned in the following table that is measured from forests.


Municipal Councils (km)

Urban Councils (km) Pradeshiya Sabaha (km)
I Timber Saw mills 03 03 05
II Timber sales centers 0.5 0.5 03
III Mechanical carpentry sheds 0.5 0.5 02
IV Ordinary carpentry sheds 0.5 0.5 02

Furniture shops

The distance will not be considered

The distance will not be considered The distance will not be considered
VI Fuel Wood sales centers 0.5 0.5 0.5
VII Traditional carpentry sheds that have been registered in the National Crafts Council 0.5 0.5 01
VIII Mechanical & Ordinary carpentry sheds located within the Divisional secretary’s Divisions mentioned by Conservator General of forests The distance will not be considered The distance will not be considered The distance will not be considered
IX Timber based enterprises that sell only the imported timber 0.5 0.5 0.5

Timber based enterprises that use only the timber which can be transported without a permit in each district according to the Gazette notification of the Conservator General of forests

0.5 0.5 01
XI Timber based enterprises that use only Rubber , Albizia & Coconut timber 0.5 0.5 01

2.1.2. Process of forwarding an application Places of obtaining and submitting application forms, counter and time
Place of obtaining application:
Head Office, No: 82, Rajamalwatta Road, Battaramulla. RDCF Office (North - Western / Western), No: 60, Akuregoda Rd, Pelawatta, Battaramulla. RDCF Office (Uva - Central), Udupussalawa Rd, NuwaraEliya. RDCF Office (South - Sabaragamuwa), Dharmapala Mawatha, Rathnapura. RDCF Office(North - North central), Metta Mawatha, Kada Panaha, Anuradhapura & all the Divisional Forest Office of the Forest Department. Payment that has to be made to: No payment has to be made to obtain an application form Time of submitting application :From 9.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m on any form working day of the week Payment that has to be made to obtain the particular service :




Vat 12%

Rs. Cents

Stamp Duty 10%

Rs. Cents


Saw Mills

With Circular saws

With Circular saws & other types of saws

Manual sawing only

















Timber Sales Centers

Less than 300 Cubic feet

More than 300 Cubic Feet













Mechanical Capentry sheds 550.00 66.00 55.00 671.00
Ordinary Carpentry sheds 125.00 15.00 12.50 152.50
Furniture Shops 300.00 36.00 30.00 366.00
Fuel-wood sales centers 90.00 10.80 9.00 109.80

2.1.3 Time duration that is required to provide :Within 06 week after that service (General services and priority service)submitting an application with all necessary document.

2.1.4. Required documents
1. Duly completed application form (F.D 203 - 95)
2. Report of the respective divisional secretary recommending registration
3. A photocopy of the receipt obtained by paying taxes to the respective Provincial Government institute.
4.A photocopy of the valid Environment protection license issued by the Central Environmental Authority/ Local Authority
5.Documents to prove ownership of the land

2.1.5 Staff officers in charge


Name Branch Telephone Number Fax e-mail
Conservator of Forests Mr. M.L.A.Majeed Protection and Law Enforcement 0112-877222 0112-2866932

All Regiobnal Deputy Conservator of Forests Officers and all Divisional Forest Officers.

2.1.6. Situations that deviate from above requirements and special information

  1. Above distance limits will not be applicable when the extent of state owned forests or forest plantations are less than 10 ha.
  2. Traditional carpentry sheds registered under the National Craft Council Specimen application form

2.1.7. Specimen application form (The application form is given under Annex 2.1.7)

2.1.8. Submit the completed application form Annex (2.1.7)

Organization Information

Department of Forest Conservation

No.82, Rajamalwatta Road,

Mr. W.T.B.Dissanayake
Fax Nos:0112-2866633

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