Starting a Business in Nevada 
There are several federal, state and local requirements that need to be followed before applying for a city of Las Vegas business license. Step-by Step information

The Business Location
The city of Las Vegas only licenses businesses that are doing business in the city limits (for example: delivery service, locksmiths) OR the address is physically located in the city limits.  Address Locator

Operating Out of Your Home
A business may operate from a home if it has no impact on the neighborhood and is essentially invisible to the neighbors. A $50 home occupation permit is required.  Customers and employees are generally not allowed at the residence, although a teaching or tutoring business is allowed to have not more than two students at a time at the residence. Home Occupation Permit Application

Determine Classification of Business
The city of Las Vegas generally classifies business by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  A NAICS Code(s) will be requested when completing your business license application.  To search NAICS Code

Determine the Type of Business License
The city of Las Vegas issues two types of business licenses, general and privilege. Each license has many classifications which have different requirements and processes.  Business Licenses

Know Before You Apply
Zoning, Certificate of Occupancy or special licenses or permits may also be of concern.  Learn More

Apply for a city business license          Renew a city business license         

Your License Application
The City of Las Vegas Business License office is located at the Developmental Services Center at 333 N. Rancho Drive,  6th Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89106.  Some business licenses can be applied for online while others may require a visit to the office.  Privilege license applications are taken by appointment only.  You may request an appointment here.


Contact Information

Business Licensing Division
Planning Department
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6281
Fax: (702) 382-6642
TDD: (702) 386-9108

Customer Service Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

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