Licensing in PA and bonding

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by impman2005, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. impman2005

    impman2005 LawnSite Member
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    Do you need to be licensed in PA for Lawn Care? What is bonding, btw? :hammerhead:
     
  2. jeffslawnservice

    jeffslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where are you at in PA?
     
  3. harleysville7

    harleysville7 LawnSite Member
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    You will need to register your business in Pa and will be required to collect Sales tax.
    Best bet is to go on a site like LEGALZOOM.COM and check out what is required...
     
  4. impman2005

    impman2005 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the heads up. Legalzoom seems to be the ticket. But do you happen to know what bonding is?
     
  5. impman2005

    impman2005 LawnSite Member
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    jeffslawnservice,
    I'm in Mercer county,so you can decide to help me or not, haha.
     
  6. jeffslawnservice

    jeffslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hahaha I was just wondering. I am in Northeast Philadelphia. I would ofer help but I am not licensed or insured yet. I will be doing that over the winter.
     
  7. TSB group

    TSB group LawnSite Member
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    Why would you not be insured? Guys, its not worth doing if your not doing it right! Protect yourself.
     
  8. impman2005

    impman2005 LawnSite Member
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    How much insurance do you suggest? And what is bonding exactly?
     
  9. jeffslawnservice

    jeffslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am 17 (Don't worry I am not some other kid who low balls everything. I do good work for the proper price in my area.) and i can not legally get insurance but once i turn 18 I will definitly be licensed and insured.
     
  10. harleysville7

    harleysville7 LawnSite Member
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    The way I understand it is bonding is to protect yourself if you have an employees.

    I believe it protects you and your company if an employee steals or damages a clients property..

    Guy's chime in if this is not correct...
     

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