Contractor Licenses

City Contractor License


A contractor license for the current calendar year is required to perform work in the city unless the contractor is currently licensed by the State of Minnesota as a plumber or electrician. Please note the general liability insurance requirements have recently been revised by City Council. 

The Certificate of Insurance must carry insurance with a minimum of these liability levels (Roseville City Code, Chapter 307):

General Liability:  Bodily injury liability shall not be less than $500,000 for injuries to any one person, including accidental death, and not less than $1,500,000 aggregate. Property damage liabilities shall not be less than $500,000 for each accident and not less than $1,500,000 aggregate.

The Certificate of Insurance Liability should state:  City of Roseville, 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113, as the certificate holder.

Worker's Compensation:  The State requires that sole proprietors or partnerships sign a waiver if they choose not to carry Worker's Compensation insurance. The waiver must be signed by each person involved in a partnership.

Beginning Work:  No work shall be done under the license until the insurance policies have been filed and approved by the City of Roseville Enforcement Division.

View the city contractor license application (PDF).

Tree Contractor License


The City of Roseville requires any company that removes or trims trees from public or private property within the city to hold a Tree Care Registry with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The intent of this registry is to inform all registry members of news regarding emerging invasive plant pests in Minnesota.

The same general liability insurance requirements pertain to Tree Contractor licenses also. State law requires all companies and persons conducting tree care activities to be on the Tree Care Registry. For questions regarding the registry, call MDA at 651-201-6611. View the tree contractor license (PDF).

Building & Remodeling Award Program


The Roseville HRA is funding an award program to recognize and reward residential properties that incorporate best practices for improvements when building or remodeling a home. For more information, visit the HRA's Building and Remodeling Award Program, or view the award program brochure (PDF).

Contractors may apply for the award on behalf of the homeowner!  View the building and remodeling award application (PDF).