The Shasta County Department of Weights and Measures investigates complaints about firewood quantity.

  • Firewood must be sold in quantities measured in cords, or fractions of a cord, unless the quantity is 1/8 cord or smaller; in which case it can be sold by the cubic foot.
  • The amount of wood sold to a customer must meet the advertised volume.  
  • Firewood deliveries must include a receipt that contains the date of sale, the volume of wood sold, the purchase price, and the dealer's name address.


Avoid Getting Burned

Firewood Complaint Form 

Notice To Firewood Dealers

Firewood Links

Department of Measurement Standards


Firewood Calculator Estimator

  • Take at least three measurements for each dimension to get an average.
  • Input averages in appropriate box for each stack.
  • Click the "Calculate" button to get an estimate of the total number of cords and dollar amount that was shorted.
  • To file a complaint or for more information call the Shasta County Department of Weights & Measures at (530)224-4949.
Number of Cords Ordered: Cost per Cord:
Average Width in Inches Average Height in Inches Average Length in Inches
Stack 1
Stack 2
Stack 3
Stack 4

Number of Cords Delivered Amount Short Dollar Overcharge