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Old 03-07-2004, 07:58 PM
Maddbkbskillz Maddbkbskillz is offline
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Can anyone tell me how much it costs on average for a license, insurance and registration of a lawn service. I need it for a school project. Thank you.
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:33 PM
Let it Grow Let it Grow is offline
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It varies. Here are my costs
License (business license & Trade name registration)-$35.00
Landscape COntractors License-$103.50
Insurance-$1300/year ($300,000 general liability)
Bond-$315 ($6,000 bond)
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Old 03-08-2004, 02:04 AM
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It all depends on were you live. Call your county clerks office and ask them what steps you would need to take to open a lawn care service. Does your project speculate weather you work out of home or do you have to rent a place.

First year basic lawn care insurance in my area is around $400 for 1 million per incident and 2 million max. This is the price for first year. After that it is based off of gross income of company.

Here you don't need a license unless you are going to do chemical applications such as fertilize and weed control. The license for that is $35 a year.

To register your name is $10 here, but then it is like $60 to run an add in the legal section of the local paper. This is a mandatory act that has to be fulfilled before your name can be used.

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