Tree Service Contractor Resources

Tree Service License Renewals

The Office of the City Forester is no longer accepting renewal payments nor issuing renewal licenses.

Tree Service Licenses will be renewed and issued by the Denver Business Licensing Center, Department of Excise & Licenses.License holders may choose to renew their license via email/online, in person or by mail. During the last quarter of 2020, the Department of Excise & Licenses will be emailing current license holders instructions for renewal and payment processes. For more information, please visit the Department of Excise & Licenses Tree Service License webpage.

LicensedContractors350px.jpg Division IV of Denver's Vegetation Ordinance (Chapter 57) requires that anyone performing tree care services including pruning and removing be licensed as a "Tree Service Company."

When requesting services, ask to see evidence of license from prospective companies. Denver recognizes two classifications of tree services. The General License enables its holder to perform services to any sized tree. The Ornamental License allows its holder to perform services to small vegetation only.

Interested in becoming a licensed company? Find more information on becoming licensed by calling (720) 913-0651, emailing, or downloading our information packet(PDF, 165KB) for prospective companies.

View our list of currently licensed contractors.(PDF, 278KB)