city contractor licenses

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by The landscaper, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much do these licenses usually cost. Does it differ from city to city.
     
  2. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am in Gainesville, FL and I had to pay a one time $60.00 fee for a home occupation permit and then the landscape contractor license was $120.00 per year, but my home is in the "free enterprise zone" or something like that so I got half off. My license allows me to do any maintenance, planting, or irrigation not connected to the water main. I think that all cities and counties are different. If I would have been outside the city it would have only been about 15 bucks.
     
  3. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    They sent to info back to me...It is 150 for the license.

    What exactly is bonding. I need to be bonded to be licensed, i need to be licensed to put in a bid next friday for a job I did last year. Go figure.
     
  4. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats not too bad, it feels good to be licensed I bet. I would assume you need insurance as well for the bid but I'm not sure. I'm not exactly sure what bonded it, I dont hear about many being bonded around here. I think its similar to insurance though.
     

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