Tree Service License

General Tree Service License

A general tree service business license shall authorize the licensee to cut, train, prune, shape or remove trees for hire from or above the ground through climbing, use of an aerial lift, or a ladder exceeding the height of twelve feet (12').

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Fees and Payment

  • Annual license fee: $90
  • Late renewal fee: $45
  • Duplicate license fee: $5

Tree Service Licenses are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance or renewal. 

The City Clerk's Office accepts cash, check, money order, Visa and MasterCard.

    Additional Fees

    The following fees are paid directly to the Colorado Springs Forestry Department at 719-385-5942.

    • Exam fee: $120 

    Required Documents

    • Business License Application
    • Lawful Presence Affidavit, if a sole proprietor
    • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($1,000,000)
    • Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($100,000)
    • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.

    Limited Tree Service License

    A limited tree service business license shall authorize the licensee to cut, train, prune, shape or remove trees for hire from the ground only except by use of a ladder not exceeding the height of twelve feet (12'). (Ord. 14-89)

    City Code

    Fees and Payment

    • Annual license fee: $90
    • Late renewal fee: $45
    • Duplicate license fee: $5

    Tree Service Licenses are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance or renewal. 

    The City Clerk's Office accepts cash, check, money order, Visa and MasterCard.

      Additional Fees

      The following fees are paid directly to the Colorado Springs Forestry Department at 719-385-5942.

      • Exam fee: $120

      Required Documents

      • Business License Application
      • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($1,000,000)
      • Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($100,000)
      • Lawful Presence Affidavit, if a sole proprietor
      • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.