Tree servicing

Get a license to cut, trim and remove trees or branches and apply pesticides.


Tree servicing involves any of the following (two inches or more wide):

  • Trees
  • Limbs
  • Branches
  • Stumps
  • Roots

Servicing work includes:

  • Chipping
  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Hauling
  • Removing
  • Trimming
  • Applying pesticides to a tree

If you have a solid waste license, you do not need a tree servicing license to remove tree parts from a property. This license is also called a garbage or refuse hauler.

person trimming a tree with a saw

Before you begin 

Look at our information about:  


See Tree Servicing Application


Find your license fee

Submit your application  

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

More information


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The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.

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Business Licenses & Consumer Services

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505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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