Laws your lawn care business may be effected by.

There are many laws that effect lawn care businesses. Some you probably know, but I bet there are some you don’t know about. For instance, does your local community have a time when you can start mowing lawns? If so, when is it? That is a very simple law to avoid breaking by knowing it exists, but there are other laws too that were shared on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum in this discussion.

One lawn care business owner wrote “we have weird ordinances here about starting jobs. I was reminded today by a local officer that you can’t start lawn care work before 9:00 am Monday thru Saturday or before 1:30 pm on Sunday. It’s a $100.00 fine if you get caught. Luckily I wasn’t fined this time.

My wife and I started at 5:00 am this morning on a 3,000 sq. ft. sod job. We wanted to get it done before it got as hot as forecasted (105). The way the law was explained to me, all external work can not be started until 9:00 am, even house painting! Many people are angry over this, especially the retired people who what to do their yard work before it gets too hot. I guarantee it will be an issue in November.”

A second lawn care business owner said “speaking of stupid laws, there is a new law here. You can’t have a receiver hitch on your truck if you do not have a trailer hooked up to it. That is a $165.00 fine! I received a written warning Friday. I said to the police officer, how in the heck are we to know about these new laws? She said when we pull you over and smiled.

Trailer Hitch Receiver Law

Trailer Hitch Receiver Law

Occupational Health and Safety she said pushed this one through. Guys like me might be in a parking lot and leave the hitch on. Keep in mind the hitches are big. So someone a while back was walking by the back of a truck, hit the hitch and broke their knee. Thus it all started. I think it’s ridiculous but whatever.

A third shared “I can actually understand the trailer hitch receiver law. Not that I think it’s a good law, but my own wife walks into mine all the time and she knows it is there!”

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