Class Code: 9102

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 9102 is applied to all employees engaged in the operation of public parks, which may be owned or operated by administrative agencies of federal, state, county, or municipal governments or civic organizations such as Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and Police Benevolent Associations.

The classification also applies to the operation of public park facilities owned or operated by individuals or business organizations, provided the operations of the parks qualify as a separate undertaking or enterprise in accordance with Basic Manual rules.

Operations in Code 9102 include the care, custody, and maintenance of all buildings within the parks such as administrative buildings, rest houses, pavilions, stables, and equipment storage buildings; maintenance of park grounds, trees, shrubs, and flowers; and maintenance of baseball diamonds, tennis courts, swimming pools, and zoos.

The maintenance of golf course grounds located within parks is included in Code 9102, provided these maintenance operations are performed in conjunction with and by the same crew of workers responsible for the park grounds. Caddies at golf courses where grounds maintenance workers are assigned to Code 9102 are classified to Code 9060—Club—Country, Golf, Fishing or Yacht.

Skiing trail maintenance operations generally involve grooming trails on flat terrain using a snowmobile-type of vehicle and branch clippers. Cross-country ski trail maintenance by risks such as resort hotels, camps, or clubs is assigned to the classification applicable to these risks (e.g., Code 9052—Hotels). Operation of ski trails by risks performing alpine or downhill skiing operations is classified to Code 9180. Insureds whose business is operating cross-country skiing trails are assigned by analogy to Code 9102 since the maintenance of trails is the primary exposure. Cross-country ski instructors employed by these insureds are included under Code 9102.

Since Code 0042—Landscaping, Gardening & Drivers is assigned to Schedule 26, Miscellaneous Construction, a division of a single employee’s payroll is permitted between Code 0042 and Code 9102, provided proper records, as described in the Basic Manual, are maintained. In the event proper payroll records are not maintained, the employee performing both Code 0042 and Code 9102 operations is assigned to the highest rated of the two classifications.

The essential difference between the application of Code 0042 and Code 9102 to a job is that Code 0042 applies to work involving new landscaping installations whereas Code 9102 applies to work involving the maintenance of existing landscaping and/or lawn maintenance.

While the Code 0042 risk, as well as the Code 9102 risk, may spray lawn or foliage with fertilizers and insecticides, these operations are considered incidental and are included under the applicable crew classification. Since lawn spraying is a maintenance operation, a risk engaged exclusively in work of this nature is classified to Code 9102.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 9102:

•    When a public golf course operation is located within a park and is conducted as a separate undertaking or enterprise with its own employees for whom separate payroll records are maintained, the operation is separately classified under Code 9060.

Certain Code 9102 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations will apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 9102 operations that are not assigned to Code 9102:

9016 Amusement Park Operations
9182 Athletic Park Operations
9220 Cemetery Operations
0042 Landscape Gardening
0106 Tree Pruning, Repairing, and Spraying

In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 9102 or a classification other than one on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.


(N/A FL, MA, TX, VA)

Note:  Includes grass cutting, weed control and lawn spraying. Code 9102 also applies to tree pruning if the pruning is performed from the ground. The use of walls, ladders, roofs, scaffolds, hoisting equipment, etc., is not considered as working from the ground. Refer to Code 0106 when the contract involves pruning from the ground and above the ground. Code 9102 and Code 0042—Landscape Gardening and Drivers may be assigned to the same risk.


Insureds that perform maintenance of lawns, grounds, and gardens are assigned by analogy to Code 9102. The maintenance may involve lawn mowing, raking, application of liquid or granular fertilizer, spraying and trimming of shrubs or small trees from the ground, and thatching or aerating. If any one or all of the above operations are performed by a lawn maintenance risk classified to Code 9102, then minor and incidental landscaping operations performed by the same risk, such as the replacement of dead shrubs, the planting of a few flowers, and the placing of rock or brick as edging designs are included under Code 9102. This minor landscaping operation is distinguished from work performed by an insured at a job or location where the primary work at the job or location is landscaping.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.81

Construction Exemption Required: No