garden maintenance pro question

homey_birdJune 27, 2013

I am aware of the licensing requirements of a general contractor in California, but I am trying to find out the same for a garden maintenance pro to do mow+blow.

- What are state laws related to hiring them? I know there is a landscape contractor license.
- If there is a mishap on property such as bee stings etc, while an unlicensed person is working on the property, is it property owner's responsibility to pay medical costs?

Thanks in advance!

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I wouldn't call the mow and blow guys "pros." They should have a business license in the city where they work, but I would guess that many of them don't. If they got hurt on your property they could sue you.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 11:17AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

For official answers to your questions, contact your county's Agricultural Commission.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 8:14PM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Also, refer to your property insurance. It usually covers hiring help on your property with injuries.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 11:50PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

You can ask your mow and blow guys if they carry worker's comp.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:53AM
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Hi all, thank you for sharing. I will check property insurance.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 11:48PM
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