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Lawn care business license and legal documents are central to running a compliant business. Here is what you need to know:

Licensing Requirements for Lawn Care Businesses

Licensing requirements and costs for lawn care businesses vary according to state guidelines. Some states, counties, and cities require them, while others don’t.

How You Get It

Contact your local clerk’s office. Small business lawyers can help you obtain the proper application and go through license processing.

Here’s an article that shows you 5 certifications and licenses need to start a lawn care business.

Legal Documents Needed to Run Lawn Care Businesses

Legal documents need to run lawn care businesses address services, employees, and customer data.

Service Agreement

Service agreements for lawn care businesses, also known as Landscaping Contracts, set terms around removing and caring for trees, wood, grass, bushes, and leaves.

Why You Need It

You need customers to sign a lawn care business service agreement to set expectations.

Invoice Template

Invoice templates for lawn care businesses enable you to quickly request payment from customers.

Why You Need It

You need to give customers a lawn care business invoice template so that you can get paid.

Hold Harmless Agreement

Hold harmless agreements for lawn care businesses protect you from third-party liability.

Why You Need It

Your lawn care business needs a hold harmless agreement to avoid liability for third-party work. You never know what may happen in the course of services, so it is best to protect yourself.

Equipment Lease

Equipment leases for lawn care business set terms surrounding heavy machinery rentals for tree-trimming and landscaping.

Why You Need It

You need lawn care business equipment leases to guarantee terms around heavy machinery rentals. Many law care companies require bigger pieces of machinery that you may not be able to afford purchasing.

Independent Contractor Agreement

Independent contractor agreements for lawn care businesses set the terms of third-party work.

Why You Need It

Lawn care businesses use independent contractor agreements when hiring temps and outsourcing to some vendors.

Employment Contract

Employment contracts for lawn care businesses set guidelines around full-time employment for positions like lawn care technicians, lawn care managers, irrigation technicians, or water managers with horticulture experience.

Why You Need It

Lawn care businesses need full-time employees to sign employment contracts to prevent disputes.

Privacy Policy

Privacy policies for lawn care businesses develop terms around customer data use.

Why You Need It

Lawn care businesses need privacy policies when collecting information on customers.

This article shows how to make a sole proprietorship for a lawn care business.

Insurance Requirements for Lawn Care Businesses

Insurance requirements for lawn care businesses include the following:

General Liability

General liability insurance helps protect against injury and property damage claims stemming from negligence.

Why You Need It

General liability insurance safeguards a lawn care business financially against civil claims.

Other Requirements for Lawn Care Businesses

Other lawn care businesses’ requirements include setting up the proper business structure, like an LLC or sole proprietorship for small business law tax purposes. You may also need to obtain an EIN or draft bylaws.

A tax lawyer will help you handle other legal considerations.

Here’s an article that helps you understand if your lawn care business is legal.

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