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Licensing for mowing and landscaping?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by recycledsole, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MD/NC
    Messages: 2,946

    Didn't find anything about climbers, but they do have pretty strict rules.


    This is from the DNR site:
    "Who must have a license?
    All tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, they may not practice or advertise tree care services in the state. To obtain a license, the applicant must possess adequate and related college education plus one year of experience under a LTE or have five years experience under a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE), then have passed an exam and carry adequate amounts of liability and property damage insurance. The license must be renewed annually every January."

    Not something I, myself, would mess with unless a lawyer told me otherwise. You or anyone else are free to do what you want.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  2. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

    Yea, to get a LTE liscense in Maryland is a real difficult thing. 5 years work with a LTE, or college degree basically.
    For the DBA liscense do you know if the liscense can be registered to a PO BOX?
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,276

    You can. Several large companies do it. Nothing illegal about it
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  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

    what? I didn't understand the post?
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,276

    Regarding hiring a licensed tree climber. Its legal you just have to carry their insurance. Then you can say you are a licensed tree company.

    No idea about po box. I don't think it matters to be honest
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