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VA license,taxes etc. Soon moving to VA

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mowingismylife, May 21, 2004.

  1. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Hey guys i am going to be moving to Va and i want to know what license you have to get to do lawn care,tree trimming,light landscaping etc???? What about taxes????? I heard business is really good in Va is this true???? I am from ohio and everyone and there mom has a truck and a riding mower doing lawn care so it is not looking to good in Ohio. I just want all the info about starting a new lawn care biz in VA thanks
  2. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    please can some one give me some info on license for Va????
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Where i am in va, You go to the county or city(town hall, or admin office) you are working and request a buisness liscense, they vary in cost depending on how much buisness you anticapate you will do, and yes everyone here has a mower in a pickup truck or a trailer, lol, doesnt every where, And as for taxes I have an accountant take care of that for me
  4. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    hey thank you for the info what is the starting price in your area? what part of VA you from? I need to find out what the starting price is for mowing/trimming around Warrenton,Midland,Manassas,Culpeper and so on
  5. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    Business is great in that area, it is the high rent district. Do quality work and you will go far in that area.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 923

    I operate in the Manassas, Centreville, Chantilly and some Gainesville areas. I just started in March full time and am slammed with work for myself and a helper. I cut grass on Thursdays and Fridays and do the landscaping and installs and other stuff Monday through Wedensday.

    Let me know if you need any advice on the area when you get down here.

    My minimum cuts are $35.00 except for two houses that just have a front and side yard to cut with no back yard grass. They are $25.00 each cut.

    (and yes everyone here has a mower in a pickup truck or a trailer, lol) Isn't that the truth!!!
  8. Hokie12

    Hokie12 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Do you think $35.00 for a starting price is standard for the rest of Northern Va? I'm only doing $25 for the smaller lawns but Im also only part time right now.
  9. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    that is going to be a big price change for us bcause here in this part of ohio believe it or not mowing starts at $15 in my area and that is from Pro. Businesses the little kids they will mow for a starting price of $10 i don't know how they do it when it takes about half your earnings to fill up your truck and and to keep it filled and then all the gas for the mowers,trimmers and so on its insane how they can do that. We are very fair priced here and people still think we are high its just dumb here people want a service for almost free. So that fair starting price around there is $35 i'll remember that thanks for the info and i will check those sites out when i can

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