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Landscaping License

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by turfscape, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. turfscape

    turfscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    what does it take to get a landscaping license. i've heard that you just have to take a test but i'm not really sure. so if any of you guys know for sure it would help alot. thanks
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    are you talking about the Certified Landscape Technician license?
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I don't know about Ohio but here in Virginia you need a contractors license to put a shovel in the ground. I do not have one and as a result only offer maintenance services.
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    I am still learning about all of the licensing stuff, as I want to run my co by the book as much as I can. I need a nursery dealer license, because I buy and then resell plants to the consumer for installs, commercial turf fertlizer license, and my pesticide/fertilizer business license, because I fertilize lawns and spray for weeds for profit. These are all I know of so far, Im sure I will find more here in Ohio
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    For a business license you will need to go to www.irs.gov and get a FEIN and if you want to spray chemicals you will need to contact you dept. of Ag. and take the commercial applicators test.
  6. workinallthetime

    workinallthetime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    so the irs number qualifies you as a license lawn maintenace provider? i thought the number meant only you had a legit business.
    so i could be xyz llc your licensed and insured lawn care provider?
  7. turfscape

    turfscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Sydenstricker- yeah, that's the one i'm talkin about

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