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Insurance quote? 2 D. Hansen This is a great service that the NFH offers. The insurance agency that covered our cabin under the previous owner, wouldn’t continue to cover it when we bought the place.
by T. Bier
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Retention of Cabin Fees by the Forest Service 2 S. Karr Yes! Miriam Mazel, of USFS, this morning said it will go to them and they already have rec groups circling. But she did say they will likely hire staff to help with the re-permitting process in 2028.
by T. Bier
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Multiple Cabin Ownership 3 K. Shea And just to be super precise if others are reading this thread, multiple people can own a cabin, but currently the permit can only be in the name of an individual, married couple, or single asset trust.
by T. Bier
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Transfer Fee: Death of Permit Holder 1 D. Hansen The transfer fee is a flat $1,200 indexed to inflation. The Forest Service charges a transfer fee when a new permit is requested due to a change of cabin ownership.  In the situation you describe, the ownership changed to the heir so the permit will need to be reissued in the new owner's name. This will trigger the transfer fee. Click here to go to Resources --> Permit Fees page for more information.
by D. Gann
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Cabins on Bureau of Reclamation land 1 D. Hansen NFH does not represent cabin owners from other federal or state public land programs, or any cabin program on private lands. We have no expertise with other public or private agencies, nor do we have the resources to become experts in any cabin program other than the Forest Service Recreation Residence program. That said, we are currently engaged with the Bureau of Reclamation in a couple of locations where the Bureau overlaps jurisdiction with the Forest Service for USFS recreation residence cabins. We understand there are state land cabin programs in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Pennsylvania. There may be cabin associations affiliated with these programs, however NFH has no interaction with them.
by D. Gann
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Paying FS Permit Fees Online 1 D. Cowlishaw Yes. The Forest Service offers permit holders the ability to pay annual permit fees online by credit card without imposing any additional service fees. Click here to see the Permit Fees page (under Resources menu) for more information, including a link to the USFS payment site.
by D. Gann
Monday, April 22, 2019
USFS Transfer of Ownership Fee 1 D. Hansen I don't see a way around the $1,200 transfer fee if you are requesting a new permit be issued to you, due to a change of cabin ownership. An LLC cannot hold a permit per USFS regulations and a cabin trust is still considered a change of ownership. While placing your cabin in a Trust doesn’t avoid the transfer fee, a trust may be useful for other purposes. Click here to see the NFH Trusts and Multi-Ownership page for more information.
by J. Tripathi
Monday, April 22, 2019
Cabin insurance was cancelled. What now? 1 M. Randall Thank you for contacting NFH. Unfortunately, your experience is not unique. We are seeing an increasing trend of cabin insurance cancellations. For this reason, NFH formed an agreement with Assurance Risk Managers, Inc. (ARM), endorsing ARM's cabin insurance offerings. ARM will make every effort to offer insurance a NFH member cabin, regardless of location. Click here for the NFH Cabin Insurance page with more information including reports of insurers by state. We welcome calls to our Executive Director Sharon Leach at 800-669-9971.
by J. Tripathi
Monday, April 22, 2019
Transfer of Ownership Form 1 M. Randall The form to request a permit be issued to a new owner is the FS-2700-3a form. When selling, the prior owner completes the top section (Part I) of the “REQUEST FOR TERMINATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT”. Then, you provide the original form filled out with the property conveyance document (your legal counsel should know what document to provide) to the Forest Service to request termination of the existing permit and issuance of a new permit. Although you can locate the form FS-2700-3a online, I recommend that you contact your permit administrator about getting the current form and informing him or her of the change of ownership. You'll need to show cabin ownership, either a title or court document showing the change of ownership is completed. Also, when there is a change of ownership, you are required to pay a Transfer Fee. This is approximately $1200 indexed with inflation annually. See our Transfer Fee Guidelines for more information; go to Resources->Permit Fees and then look for the document links at the bottom.
by S. Leach
Monday, April 22, 2019
Advice for meeting with local ranger on rebuilding after fire 1 D. La Maggiore Losing a cabin to fire is a tough experience and I understand that the process and meetings you are describing can happen quickly, before anyone has time to mourn. Although rebuilding after a fire has many local implications and even counties have a role to play, NFH as a national association has been working with local cabin owners to develop our association's knowledge of post-fire actions and experiences.  For example, when the Stanislaus NF and Tuolumne County worked on clean-up assistance together with those who lost cabins in the Donnell Fire 2018, NFH shared that tip with cabin owners who lost cabins in the Holy Fire (also 2018) in the Cleveland NF .The circumstances can vary, but click here to see our After a Fire FAQ and learn more. If you or another cabin owner you know go through a fire and would like the national organization to provide any support in navigating the aftermath or you have questions about how to prepare for fire, please give me a call or email me. Sharon Leach, Executive Director, 800-669-9971.
by S. Leach
Monday, April 22, 2019
Permit Fees 2 K. Shea Thank you for that information!
by K. Shea
Saturday, April 20, 2019