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Tree Work Permits

Serving Marin County and the Bay Area

Tree Work Permits by Treemasters in San Rafael and the Bay Area

Tree permits in California are required for certain tree-related activities, such as tree removal or pruning, especially when it involves protected tree species. These permits are regulated by local city or county ordinances, and the specific requirements and processes can vary across different jurisdictions.


Most cities and towns require permits for tree work and encroachments on public right-of-ways, and most charge a fee for these work permits. Treemasters can make arrangements with your city or town to obtain all applicable permits for your tree work, and the permit fee will be included in your estimate. Click the links below to see permit requirements for your city or town:


Treemasters is a licensed contractor in the state of California and because of this, Treemasters is able to be a fully bonded and insured company. We are insured for Workers Compensation, Automobile and General Liability. This fact is important to you, our client, because part of providing superior customer service is being able to protect your property and personal safety in case of an incident while we are on the job.

Treemasters is insured to provide our clients with confidence and assurance.

It is important for you as a consumer to ensure that any contractor you hire is licensed, bonded and insured. While most contractors in California take insurance requirements and worker’s compensation matter seriously, there are those that may cut corners in an attempt to save money. For this reason, Treemasters strongly recommends checking the status of any contractor you hire, and ensuring they have sufficient insurance and worker’s compensation coverage. However, insurance coverage alone is only in place to safeguard the client and contractor if there is an incident, and does not guard against an incident occurring in the first place. For this reason, Treemasters utilizes a comprehensive safety program with all of our tree workers to help ensure ANSI and OSHA approved safety measures are followed on each of our jobs and to promote safety in the workplace.


It is also important when hiring an arborist to know that their certification has not expired, lapsed, or been revoked. I.S.A. Certified Arborists must undergo continuing education and training in order to keep their certifications current and active. Some arborists may receive their initial certification but neglect to participate in the continuing education and allow their certifications to lapse, but will still advertise themselves as Certified Arborists.

Before you hire ANY Certified Arborist, please verify their certification status at the International Society of Arboriculture. You can search by the certification ID number, location, postal code, or last name.

  • Tad Jacobs, Owner
    • I.S.A. Certified Arborist #WE-8281A
  • Patrick Shand
    • ISA Certified Arborist #WE-12127A
  • Michael Queirolo

    • I.S.A. Certified Arborist #WE-8291A

As property values rise, so has the need for increased insurance coverage. At Treemasters, we felt it was our obligation to our valued clients to ensure that any incident, big or small, would be covered and our clients would have no cause for concern.

To check on the status of a contractor’s license,
visit, and follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Check a License or HIS Registration”
  2. Enter the Contractor’s License Number
  3. Look for these items:

Treemasters CA Contractor’s License #: 660226

Tree Work Permits in San Rafael and the North Bay Area

Serving Marin and Sonoma County

Belvedere | Bolinas | Corte Madera | Fairfax | Forest Knolls | Greenbrae | Inverness | Kentfield | Lagunitas | Larkspur | Marshall | Mill Valley | Novato | Olema | Pt Reyes Station | Ross | San Anselmo | San Geronimo | San Quentin | San Rafael | Sausalito | Stinson Beach | Woodacre

Geyersville | Healdsburg | Napa | Petaluma | Sonoma

Treemasters - Tree Service Company & Professional Arborists

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