License need to plant 7 shrubs?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jemvai, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. jemvai

    jemvai LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 52

    I am primarily a mowing operation, and got a call from a longtime friend to plant 7 shrubs in back of the building he just purchased, because planning and zoning said he had to and needs an estimate.

    I believe I need an landscapers license for this, but i may be wrong, could anybody help me out on this one? Thanks guys!
  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    just call your city hall and ask , its differnt everywhere so unless someone from your area sees your post you probably wont get a straight answer
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o LawnSite Member
    from NW IN
    Messages: 81

    X2. Everywhere is different. Here, as long as I'm licensed in the town I can do pretty much whatever I want (within reason obviously). Certain jobs may require a permit, but I'd never do so to plant 7 items that's for sure. Give a quick call and check, better to be safe than sorry.
  4. jemvai

    jemvai LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 52

    Thanks guys, i'll check tomorrow
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,379

    You are thinking about this way way too much , go plant the plants and be done with it. If somebody ask just say you are helping out a friend.
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,621

    You will need a Class K Hand-Shovel Operators License. I suggest that you join the Dirt Removal Union local 86. Don't forget your $10,000,000 liability policy, in case you hit a hidden rock and bend your shovel. Do you have a pesticide license?

    Or just buy the plants, dig the holes, and stick them in.
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Dang it, and I are on the same wavelength today! I was going to post the same thing.
  8. charlie g

    charlie g LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    There is no landscaping license to speak of in ct. But you do need a home improvement license because you are changing the appearance of the building.
    Go to and find consumer protection they have the application there it's 160.00 dollars.

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