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Got a call today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lotamow, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. lotamow

    lotamow LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 9

    I got a call today from a city that I mow in, but do not live in or have my business located in. They informed me that I had been reported mowing in that city without a business license for that particular city, and that I would have to purchase a business license with that city even though I had a business license in the city that my business resides. Long story short, I talked to my lawyer, and he said that I would have to buy a business license with that city and that they could legally enforce it. My question is, has anyone else run into this, or is this a local thing to get more money from out of towner's?
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    Iv never been called on It but i do carry lic for
    Rocky river
    North Olmsted
    Avon lake
    Bay village
    Fairview park
    I dont know if its like this every ware but hear you need to have a permit to work in the suburbs.
    total cast per year is 400.00
  3. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    We are supposed to pay local income taxes for the hours worked in certain villages, never been called on for business licenses but have for taxes.
  4. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    WOW that stinks...Luckily here I just get a license for my county and I stay in my county
  5. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,473

    This is true in many areas. Ever wonder why those idiot's don't have signs on their trucks? No sign=No business license every time they cross another boundry.
  6. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    Im glad I live in New Hampshire...Live Free or Die!!!
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Yeah New Hampshire, even though i am not registered or lisenced! James, I love your truck (the 05')
  8. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 558

    yeah same way here... im supposed to have one for every town i work in LOL yeah right. why waste my time so my money can go to waste? i have license for the country my business resides in, and we dont even do that much business in this county, the one next to us we do almost all the business in, i dont have a license for. sure hate it for them, im reporting taxes here, its all good and legit as far as i am concerned.
  9. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
    Posts: 119

    How did you get called out for it? Did somebody report you?
  10. lotamow

    lotamow LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 9

    "How did you get called out for it? Did somebody report you?"

    The city recorder who does the business licenses lives across the street from one of the houses that I mow. Because I have my name on my trailer, she ran right to work and looked it up to see if I had a business license in that town. It came up when I was in her office arguing that I shouldn't't need another license, that she was the one who caused this whole problem.

    dose not matter now, I have got the license for their city. I just wondered if this was common anywhere else.

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