Make sure your contractor or tree company is licensed

Minneapolis Regulatory Services officials are reminding property owners who experienced property damage from the storm to hire only licensed tree service companies and building contractors. The City and State make it easy for you to find out if a company has the proper licenses.

Tree contractors - It’s important to make sure the tree company you use is licensed, because unlicensed companies may not be insured for damage they might cause to your property, and their workers may not be properly trained to protect themselves and your property from damage. Here are some things residents should know when choosing a tree company:

Building contractors https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/licensing/licensing.aspx.

To confirm the license status of a licensee, or to file a complaint, please call 311 or the Business License Division at (612) 673-2080.

Resources for homeowners

If you have questions about your homeowner's insurance and needed rehab related to the storm damage, contact your insurance company or these local organizations: 

Published May 23, 2011