Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Maddbkbskillz, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Maddbkbskillz

    Maddbkbskillz LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 4

    Can anyone tell me how much it costs on average for a license, insurance and registration of a lawn service. I need it for a school project. Thank you.
  2. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    It varies. Here are my costs
    License (business license & Trade name registration)-$35.00
    Landscape COntractors License-$103.50
    Insurance-$1300/year ($300,000 general liability)
    Bond-$315 ($6,000 bond)
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    It all depends on were you live. Call your county clerks office and ask them what steps you would need to take to open a lawn care service. Does your project speculate weather you work out of home or do you have to rent a place.

    First year basic lawn care insurance in my area is around $400 for 1 million per incident and 2 million max. This is the price for first year. After that it is based off of gross income of company.

    Here you don't need a license unless you are going to do chemical applications such as fertilize and weed control. The license for that is $35 a year.

    To register your name is $10 here, but then it is like $60 to run an add in the legal section of the local paper. This is a mandatory act that has to be fulfilled before your name can be used.

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