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Land Clearing Cost Per Acre

The average cost to clear land to build a house is between $1,150 and $3,680. Land clearing cost per acre ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 on lightly wooded lots and between $3,790 to $6,710 for a heavily wooded area. Depending on the reason you need the land cleared, what needs to be removed, and the acreage of the land, you could see prices as low as $500 for a quarter-acre and as high as $6,000 for a full acre lot.

The price to clear land will vary depending on the size of the lot, the purpose of the land preparation, and the density of trees, brush, rocks, and stumps that need to cleared or landscaped. While you could do the work yourself, this price guide looks at getting the land clearing done professionally by a licensed and insured contractor.


National Average Cost $2,680

Minimum Cost $500

Maximum Cost $6,000

Average Range $1,175 to $3,370

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Land Clearing Cost Per Acre

The costs to clear land varies based on how heavily foraged the acreage is with brush, trees and stumps. Rocks are also another concern and can cost $150 per hour of breaking. Lot clearing costs around $950 on a quarter-acre for light clearing on flat ground without rocks. To clear a full acre of flat, light brush, without grading or rock removal costs about $3,790. For a heavily forested lot the prices to clear the trees can be $6,000 or more.

Most companies will give you a quote on the final cost to clear your land based on a quarter acre- or full acre price.

  • Quarter-acre: $950 – Light clearing of small young trees no taller than 9’ on a quarter acre—where the ground is flat and doesn't need to be graded or have any rocks removed.

  • Full acre light underbrush: $3,790 – To clear a full acre of the same level of light brush, also without grading or rock removal.

  • Full acre heavily forested: $6,000+ – For a heavily forested area with tall trees, lots of brush, and grading.

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