Vendor Approval Process

Becoming an authorized tree vendor

  1. Contact us to initiate request and get registered through the PINS system.  

    The City of Modesto utilizes an online, web-based certificate of insurance database solution called PINS Advantage and all insurance submissions must be through this system.

  2. Log into the PINS Advantage website and upload your insurance documents.
  3. You will receive an email notification when your insurance documents uploaded into PINS have been approved by The City of Modesto.
  4. You will be added to our Approved Tree Vendor list on our website for the duration of the validity of your insurance. 

Note:  You will need to submit any tree work requests to the Forestry Division for review and approval.  Services contracted by the homeowner must be approved by the City prior to service and will be the financial responsibility of the homeowner.

Maintaining your authorized tree vendor status

  1. The City of Modesto will send you a notification that your insurance documents are expiring.
  2.  Log into the PINS Advantage website and upload your updated insurance documents.
  3. You will receive an email notification when your insurance documents uploaded into PINS have been approved by The City of Modesto.

Note:  You will need to submit any tree work requests to the Forestry Division for review and approval.  Services contracted by the homeowner must be approved by the City prior to service and will be the financial responsibility of the homeowner.

Requirements of City of Modesto authorized tree vendors

If you are a private contractor requesting a permit to work on City trees, you will be required to provide the following:

  • City of Modesto Business License
  • Certificate evidencing current Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance with a minimum limit of $1 million per occurrence
  • Commercial General Liability (CGL) Additional Insured Endorsement - naming the City of Modesto, its officers, agents, employees and volunteers as additional insured
  • Certificate evidencing current Commercial Auto Liability Insurance with a minimum of $1 million per occurrence
  • Commercial Auto Liability Additional Insured Endorsement- naming the City of Modesto, its officers, agents, employees and volunteers as additional insured
  • Certificate of Workers’ Compensation in compliance with the statutes of the State of California, plus employer’s liability with a minimum limit of liability of $1 million
  • Waiver of Subrogation for Workers’ Compensation Insurance