Just curious as to what cities require permits for mowing, landscaping, etc. We seem to have a bunch of LCO's coming to town from 40 - 50 miles away, only cutting a few lawns. Several of the LCO's here have decided to go to the city council and see if we can make it so we need to get a permit to do lawncare, thus proving to the city and public that we carry the insurance, pay the taxes, are a legitimate business. We think a $250 per year fee would help us to actually make a better living by making everyone play on an even field. The city would benefit by collecting the permit fees, the county would benefit from the property taxes, and the LCO's would benefit by getting a more professional image. I realize we are overtaxed as it is, but it might help in the long run. This way a customer could call and check to see if we are legit before signing for a service. Also, with proper education, customers will know what to look for, and may shy away from the ones without the permit numbers on their vehicles. Not foolproof, but the local inspector said his office would watch for non-compliance if it goes through. Does this work for any of you?