Tree Care Licensing

Any company desiring to engage in the tree care business in Maple Grove must apply to the city for a license.  Please follow these guidelines to complete the application process:

  • Apply to the city by completing the tree removal and treatment license application.
  • Submit to the city the application fee of $50.00.
  • File with the City Clerk a Minnesota insurance policy or certificate.  Please note that the city ordinance requires a 30-day cancellation notice on all certificates of insurance.  Please see example of an approved certificate and share with your insurance company to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Affix and display a license certificate (sticker) on the upper half of the driver's side door on eachoctober_walk.jpg vehicle used in tree care.  The sticker(s) will be provided at the time the license is issued.
  • Renew the application and license annually before February 1 (including the fee).
  • If the licensee will apply chemicals, provide the names of the individual(s) possessing the certification and attach a copy of their Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's certification. (Tree care firms that apply chemicals are required to employ or contract with an individual who possesses current certification as an arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or holds a post-secondary degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, or an equivalent area of study from an accredited institution of higher learning).

Application, payment, certificate of insurance and any other documents may be mailed to: 

City of Maple Grove
ATTN:  Engineering Department
12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369