Oregon's Heat Smart Program:
Required removal of
uncertified woodstoves and fireplace inserts upon home sale
Selling a house with a woodstove?
If you are selling or purchasing a home with a woodstove or
fireplace insert you must ensure the woodstove is certified prior to
sale of the home. If it is not certified, it must be removed and
destroyed so that is impossible to be restored or reused as a
heating device. Once destroyed, the stove must be disposed of and
reported to DEQ. It is unlawful to sell or offer to sell an
uncertified stove in Oregon. Click on the factsheet below for more
information on the steps to take when buying or selling a home with
an uncertified woodstove or fireplace insert.
Buying or Selling a Home with a Woodstove or Fireplace Insert
Oregon's Uncertified Woodstove Removal Requirements
Examples of Certification Labels
Certified woodstoves and fireplace inserts have either an Oregon DEQ
or U.S. EPA label on the back of the device which means the stove is
certified to meet emissions standards.
Examples of certified woodstove labels
What devices are not required to be certified or removed?
- Pellet stoves
- Antique stoves
- Masonry heaters
- Central wood-fired furnaces
Submitting notification to DEQ that an uncertified woodstove or
fireplace insert was removed and disposed of?
Click on the appropriate link below to fill out the electronic form.
Once you've completed the online form, you will immediately receive
a confirmation number from DEQ. Retain the email with the
confirmation number for your records. Lenders may ask you for this
as documentation that you have met the removal and disposal
*e.g. hearth products store, contractor,
realtor filling out form for client
If you cannot submit your information online, please contact the DEQ
to obtain a paper reporting form. 503-229-5868.
Disposing of the
Once you’ve removed and destroyed an uncertified woodstove or fireplace
insert, you need to dispose of it and notify DEQ.
Potential places to take your uncertified stove
DEQ recommends taking
removed and destroyed uncertified devices at a scrap metal
dealer or metal recycling facility. The list above provides the
names and locations of several businesses around the state that
will accept these devices.
You don't have to submit the disposal receipt to DEQ
- just keep it for your records and for reporting online you can
use this form to document destruction of the stove – but you
must still notify DEQ that you’ve removed the stove.
Frequently asked questions on removal requirements for uncertified
woodstoves and fireplace inserts