Business license required for teens to cut grass | WBMA:
"BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Teens in Gardendale are in for a rude awakening this summer when it comes to cutting grass. According to the city's ordinance, you must have a business license.
Teenagers have been threatened by officials and other lawn services to show their city issued license before cutting a person's lawn for extra summer cash.
Cutting grass is often one of the first jobs many have in the summer.
But a business license in Gardendale costs $110.
And for a job, just for a couple of months, that can be a bit extreme.
"I have never heard of a child cutting grass had to have a business license," said Elton Campbell.
Campbell's granddaughter cuts grass around the neighborhood.
...Now, Mayor Hogeland says that it's just unfortunate that issues as small as a teen cutting grass trigger these types of complaints.
He said he doesn't want this to discourage kids from trying to earn money."