Insurance?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by newjerseylandscaping, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you know of licensing that you need to strt a landscapeing buisness in jersey? thanks,
    Hunter
     
  2. mvp landscaping llc

    mvp landscaping llc LawnSite Member
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    To plant anything or do anything that NJ considers a home improvement, I think it is anything that costs more than $500 you need the HIC license.

    To spread any fertilizer or pesticide you need a commercial pesticide license.
    http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo-licensing.htm

    I am not sure what the law is if you are using and spreading organic materials. If anyone knows please chime in.....

    If you want to get into irrigation or lighting you probably need licenses too.

    I hope that is all you need in NJ or I might be in some trouble....
     
  3. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You are right any work/contract that is over $500 you need a Home Improvement Contractors License which will run you about $90/year and will take about 30-60 days to get cause the consumer affairs department in Newark is slow. If you go to the networking section and click on NJ and go to page 53-57 I posted a thorough guide to getting a business started in NJ. Im not sure which page it is on but it is on one of those pages.
     
  4. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ill check for your thred, does any one know what the pesticide license will cost? thanks for the input guys, im really trying to get started by march 3 so please keep it comeing
    thanks,
    Hunter.
     
  5. mvp landscaping llc

    mvp landscaping llc LawnSite Member
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    If you go to the link I sent above regarding the pesticide license you will find all the information. Fees, classes, requirements etc.
     
  6. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i did it right after and felt a little stupid. thanks guys.
     
  7. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey xclusive i looked for your thred and i can find it, if you can let me know or shoot me a link, thanks hunter.
     
  8. mvp landscaping llc

    mvp landscaping llc LawnSite Member
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    Xclusive: Im having a real hard time finding that thread you said you wrote up about starting a business. Im real interested to read thru it and see what I forgot to do as I am almost certain I forgot to do something. If you get a minute could you post a link? I have been searching for about 1/2 hour and no luck....
     
  9. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the same problom, Let me know if you guys find it, thanks.hunter
     
  10. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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