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Posted:  07 May 2013 22:25  
I'm a one man show....I have a new account in an HOA community, that is asking for a Calif. contractors license?

Is this this really needed? I have been in business for years and have never been asked for it.

Posted:  08 May 2013 03:22  
I believe the gist of the following blurb is that, if you perform any type of landscaping work (construction, installation, maintenance, etc.) via contract under your own name or company name, you must be licensed in California as a C27 Landscaping Contractor or face stiff fines and even jail time (!)...seems a bit heavy-handed for a state that can't always be trusted to keep Charles Manson locked up for the rest of his natural life, doesn't it?  Good luck...

C27 - Landscaping Contractor

The CLSB classifies a landscaping contractor's license as C27. This designation applies to any contractor who "constructs, maintains, repairs, installs or subcontracts" work related to the development of gardens, grounds or plots of land. To receive the license, an applicant must be able to demonstrate at least four years of education or experience in the field within the last 10 years. Qualifying experience must be at the journeyman level (ability to work unsupervised), or as a foreman, supervisor, contractor or owner/builder. It must be verifiable through payroll records or similar documents. After submitting an application, an applicant will be directed to submit to fingerprinting and an FBI background check. Contracting without a license can result in 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense. Subsequent offenses are fined based on a percentage of the work contract value and jail time of up to 90 days.

Read more: California Licensing Information for a Landscaping Business | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5300321_california-li ...

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