Tree Maintenance

Tree Maintenance License and Registration Application (PDF)

In order to apply for a Tree Maintenance License you will need the following:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Proof of continuing education credits
    • Proof of two-hour introductory class on: safety, oak wilt, tree biology, tree pruning and tree identification.
    • Proof of 15 hours of continuing education credits (e.g. certificates, course transcripts, certification card, etc.).
  • License and Registration Fees:
    • 1-year fee: $75
    • 3-year fee: $165
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance with the City of San Antonio listed as the certificate holder. Proof of general liability insurance, minimum $300,000.

NOTE: If ISA Certified Arborist, need valid card or certificate for 50% reduction of License and Registration Fees.

For continuing education information for City of San Antonio issued Tree Maintenance Licenses, please contact Jennifer Hyatt. To see if Development Services Department (DSD) is currently offering any continuing education classes please visit the DSD Academy.