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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B LAWN CARE, Apr 2, 2001.
I ALWAYS HERE PEOPLE SAY IM LICENSED HOW DO YOU GET LICENSED FOR LAWN CARE
Here in Chesterfield county, Virginia, I need a class B contractor's state license, and a County Landscape Contractor's license in order to do business. Also I have a State Business Pesticide License and a State Pesticide Applicator license. Oh yes a State Fertilizer Applicator license. I'm sure every state is different, even some counties are different here in the Old Dominion.
I can only speak for my state NJ where licensing is not available. There may be an industry license available like there are for construction contractors. They may also be referring to pesticide licenses. But who knows... each state is different.
The best thing to do is to call your local county or city government office and ask. Check the phone book under local government, you may have to dial a main number and ask for the specific office.
Here in Bama, court house for county lic and to the city hall for a city license. My city lic was 105.00, and my county was 18.00(lowest contracter lic).
we are just required to maintain a "occupational or business license" ....no state or county requirments to the business "function" when it comes to lawn care .....pest control is tightly regulated
here we aint required to get the county to do lawn care but it has something to do with the bidding on jobs you have to have a contractors lic and they charge you by how much you make a year. Last year being my first year they just gave me the lowest cost lic. but the city stuck it to me.
Sometimes, I think the rules that govern California are extreme, but after reading above, California is tame.
A C-27 (Landscape Contractor) license is required for any job over the amount of $300. This includes ground maintenance as well as landscaping.
Click here: http://www.ncagr.com/fooddrug/pesticid/
Class schedules: http://www.ncagr.com/fooddrug/pesticid/commercial.htm
Here you only need to be licenced to do comercial property. But, to get licienced you need to apply for a contractors licience. Get at least a $5,000 bond, min. of $1,000,000 insurance, and stuff like that.