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Tree Trimmer & Tree Trimmer Vehicle License

This license is for businesses felling, cutting, or trimming trees which are two or more inches in diameter at the point of cutting or severance. This license is not required for stump removal.

If you have questions, contact DSI at (651) 266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 362 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about tree trimmers and tree trimmer vehicles.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Class R City License Application 
  • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability in the amount of $10,000 for bodily injury and $5,000 for property damage
  • Required fee


This license requires inspection approvals from the Saint Paul Fire Department (Ph: (651) 266-9090), Licensing (Ph: (651) 266-9090), and Zoning (Ph: (651) 266-9008).


The license fees for a Tree Trimmer & Tree Trimmer Vehicle License are $178.00 for operator and first vehicle. Additional fees include $72.00 for an additional vehicle and $44.00 per replacement vehicle.


A Tree Trimmer & Tree Trimmer Vehicle License expires on the insurance expiration date, and may be renewed annually.

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