Business License

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by HLS, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. HLS

    HLS LawnSite Member
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    I have been cutting lawns part-time for a handful friends and neighbors for a quite some time now, and enjoying every minute of it, especially the extra $cash! Recently I was approached and asked if I would like to have two pretty decent contracts cutting the common ground areas in the surrounding neighborhoods. They are worth over $5K a piece, and very doable. So of course I said yes. But I had to OFFICIALLY start the business first. So I formed an LLC, got an insurance quote (I think $700 is a little high, but I can live with it), and got my Employee ID Number. Question: Do I have to get a license too? Do you need a license to cut grass commercially? If so, how do you get one in the state of Maryland?

    Cheers!
    -HLS
     
  2. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
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    HLS: No you dont need a license to cut grass in maryland. As long as what your doing is a service no license is required. If you do any digging, you do need a license. Any kind of constructions, renovations, installation of irrigations, any thing like that yes. But if all your doing is mowing, no.
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. HLS

    HLS LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the responses, guys. Much appreciated. HLS
     
  5. CuttingEdgeLawnService-SL

    CuttingEdgeLawnService-SL LawnSite Member
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    no ya don't have to have a liscense PERIOD! i don't and i am doing great!!!!!!!
     
  6. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check to see if your suppost to charge sales tax.

    Also call your city appraisel office and see if your going to have to pay property taxes on your business.
     

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