i am 14 will i need a licence

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by DEEREBOY14, Nov 22, 2007.


    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
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    i am 14 will i need a licence to mow cut trees power wash blow edge ect
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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  3. grassrangers

    grassrangers LawnSite Member
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    In Louisiana you do not need a license to cut grass, but you do need one to
    Prune shrubs - horticulture service license
    install landscapes - landscape contractors license
    spray chemicals - Commercial applicators license
    trim trees - Arborist license

    but your way too young to get any of these. Dept of Ag and Forestry requires you to obtain your 18 b-day before you can hold any licenses
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    You would think in LA they would take anyone they could get to do work. Go down to that bucket/swamp and cut some grass.
  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    At 14, I wouldn't worry about it.
  6. BFLL

    BFLL LawnSite Member
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  7. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    i 2nd that, dont worry, actually, i think its illegal for you to run those machines, at least its illegal for me to hire anyone under 18 to run power tools in CT. but clearly there are plenty of 14year olds out there cutting lawns and working outside. i think the IRS will pass over your case if they ever came across it. thats how most of us started.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dont get into trees unless you know what your doing........
  9. advantage landscaping

    advantage landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I second that.
  10. DEEREBOY14

    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    my dad lets me run his chainsaw

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