License in Indiana?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DixieChopper88, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. DixieChopper88

    DixieChopper88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Im all ready for the start of the mowing season and i needed to clear something up. Do i need to have a business license for my company. I am solo and will be obtaining commercial lots. Just didn't know what the law was. Oh and also do i need a license do advertise in the paper?
  2. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 346

    No. Not unless the town requires it and I am pretty sure they would not.
  3. DixieChopper88

    DixieChopper88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Okay thank you, josh
  4. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
    Messages: 461

    Hey Guys,

    We operate down here outta Jasper, IN.

    You don't need a business license or even register as a business unless you hire someone, then you have to get an Employer # for taxes.

    Have a good season guys.

  5. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    This may be true ... to an extent. In my opinion, you are better off registering as some sort of corporation, be it LLC, S-Corp ... whatever. You need to protect you personal assets as much as you can, and this is about the only way to do it.

    Also, unless you plan on not being legit ... you're going to need to pay your taxes, charge the right prices (no low-balling), and have insurance. If you are doing commercial work, they are going to require you to carry liability insurance (which you should anyway).

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