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 are 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. Find more information on 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 forestry@denvergov.org, or downloading our information packet(PDF, 165KB) for prospective companies.

View currently licensed contractors(PDF, 204KB)

NEW: October 28 & 29, 2022 | Denver's Office of the City Forester hosted an informational meeting for licensed tree service contractors. Download the presentation(PDF, 4MB)