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Whats Ligitimate?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tsimonjr, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. tsimonjr

    tsimonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello everyone, I am trying to start a landscaping business. What license(s) and insurance is neccesary in the state of New Jersey? I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Rather than ask for LEGAL ADVICE on a public forum, try googling "NJ government". Look for "License Requirements".
    That will probably get you started. A college business course wouldn't be a bad idea.

    Most of the posters from Jersey on this forum probably have more ideas.
  3. tsimonjr

    tsimonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks JKason I will check that out.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    The Nj Government page is a good start.
    jkason is right, in this public forum probably 50% or more of the NJ posters wouldn't know.
    Nj is a rough place to start a business, here are Some of NJ requirements.
    1. Tax ID(federal)
    2. Register business name with the State(business registration website)
    3. Sales tax Registration(NJ Division of Taxation Website)
    4. NJ Home Improvement License(they also have a website) If you plan on doing ANYTHING other than maintenance.
    5. commercial G/L policy (500K min if you need number 4)
    6. Any truck or vehicle used for business purposes in NJ has to be registered
    with commercial plates. The same vehicle(s) has to lettered with company
    name and location.
    7. Commercial Auto policy.

    Good Luck!
  5. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    1. move across the state line and lose about 4 steps on that list

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    Your right. Wish I could.
    Doesnt matter probably half of the "companies" in NJ are not totally legit anyway.

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