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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LHSlawnman86, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    hi, im mike and have been cutting grass now for a few years but nothing real serious. just this year i have picked up a few new accounts and i think it is time for some insurance and because im going for a commercial account.
    would anybody be able to tell me what insurance costs
    and a bussiness liscense
    and a peddlers permit

    i need all the help i can get

  2. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    This question has been asked at least 5 times in the last couple weeks. Please use the search function.
  3. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Name registration 25.
    Vendors license 50.
    Or vise versa, can't remember.
    Insurance will vary depending on coverage and location.
    Best rates I've found are at Erie. About 250.
    Got my commercial truck ins. from them also.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Yes, Erie has the best I've seen. I pay $235 a year. They have a separate category for lawn maintenance, whereas most insurance cos. will lump you in with landscapers using heavy equipment (potential for hitting pipes, gas lines, you get the picture).

    Call your county or town government center for info on registering your biz and any other pertinent info.

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