Needs Help With Dba Filing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ferdinand711, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Hi there,
    I'm from Lake County Indiana, I'm a Landscape Designer working for somebody else but I;m thinking of doing some side jobs on weekend.
    I want to file a DBA and get a License but don't know where to go.
  2. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    Try your county clerks office. It should be the same office where you pay your property taxes. You could start there and tell them you are wanting to get a business lic. and they can steer you in the right direction. Hope that helps...
  3. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    thanks. just got my DBA at our county records but they don't know where and how to get a buss. license. huh!!!
  4. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    i just called the Indiana state info and they told me I don't need a business license to do side jobs on weekend if i'm just doing it by myself.:)

    is this really true?:confused:
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Does it make any differance if the name of the business is something other than your name? e.g. John Doe DBA John Doe Landscaping. Or if John DOE DBA: Lake County Landscaping, reguardless of fact that it full or part time.

  6. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 346

    You do not have to have a business license in Indiana. Some towns might have different laws but there is no statewide requirement.
  7. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    where exactly do I need to go. because i went to the town hall they sent me to the building and planning and was told to get a contractors license,$5,000 bond,prof of insurance and Employers identification number.

    I explained that I'm just gonna be doing it on weekends(side jobs). but she sounds like I'm gonna be doing it full time ,hire bunch of people etc...

    All I want is to do some side jobs legally and she says she doesn't know what to tell me.:confused: Isn't that amazing!!!!

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