Business License Highlights

Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan Updated as of July 21, 2021
As of July 21, 2021, all employers throughout Clark County, including municipalities located within, are required to ensure their employees wear face coverings while working indoors, either with members of the public or in close contact with coworkers. These new measures also relate to signage to be posted at businesses. The Clark County Board of Commissioners adopted the amendment to the Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan relating to the continued COVID-19 pandemic at an emergency meeting on July 20, 2021 after consideration of recommendations made by the Southern Nevada Health District. For more detailed information, please view the amendment here. The previously approved Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement plan which expired on June 1, 2021 can be viewed here. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the plan, please visit our FAQ here.

Current COVID-19 Mitigation Measures from the State of Nevada and Governor's Office
The most recent COVID-19 mitigation measures, including the most recent Emergency Directives provided by the State of Nevada and the Governor's office, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Nevada Health Response Website. Current Status: Mitigation Measures available here.

Business License to Offer Office Hours One Day a Month in Laughlin, NV Location Beginning July 14, 2021

Presented by Commissioner Michael Naft, the department of Business License will begin offering in-person assistance one day a month at the Laughlin, NV office location beginning July 14, 2021 through December 1, 2021. Get questions answered and assistance with General, Regulated, and Special Events license processing. Office location is at the Laughlin Regional Government Center, 101 Civic Way, Laughlin, NV 89029. For more information, including dates and office hours, please call 702-298-0828 or view the flier here. 

Clark County Local COVID-19 Mitigation and Enforcement Plan to Expire on June 1, 2021

On May 18, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners voted that the local COVID-19 mitigation plan would expire on June 1, 2021. The expiration of this plan will allow for the return of pre-pandemic guidelines that lift restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, and more. For more information, view the Clark County News Release here

Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan and Large Gathering Event Form Now Available

The Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan is available to view here and Large Gathering Event Form is available here.
Update: As of May 18, 2021, the following supplement to the Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan updates approved large gathering plans regarding the requirement for face coverings for fully vaccinated people. Please also include this form with any Large Gathering Event Forms going forward. Supplemental form available here.

State of Nevada and Governor's Office Emergency Directive 044 Solidifies Changes Related to Social Distancing

Governor Sisolak signed and issued Emergency Directive 044 to help achieve the goal of reopening business capacity to 100 percent in all counties by June 1. Guidance available here

New Guidance Related to the Reopening of Karaoke Singing and Open Microphone Events

Upon advice from the Medical Advisory Team, Nevada Health Response has issued new guidance to allow for reopening of karaoke singing and open microphone events as of April 8, 2021. Guidance available here

Unlawful to Serve Alcohol to Any Intoxicated Person and/ or Allow Any Person to Operate a Vehicle After Becoming Intoxicated

This notification letter is to remind owners of licensed businesses with a liquor license that it is unlawful for any liquor licensee to serve liquor to any intoxicated person and to allow any person to operate a vehicle after becoming intoxicated. 

Engaging in Business with Unlicensed Vendors or at Unauthorized Business Locations
This notification letter is to remind owners of licensed businesses that engaging in business with unlicensed vendors or at unauthorized business locations is prohibited, including at short-term rental locations.

Proposed Amendments to CCC 5.02 and 6.12

See the Proposed Amendments to CCC 5.02 and 6.12 regarding Rights-of-Way Management – Wireless Communications Facilities (Ch. 5.02) and Fees and Related Matters (Ch. 6.12)

Proposed Amendments to CCC 8.60 and 8.65 

See the Proposed Amendments to CCC 8.60 and 8.65 regarding Medical and Retail Marijuana Establishments.

Regional Protocols for Bars, Restaurants & Food Establishments with Bars, Pubs, Taverns, Distilleries, Breweries and Wineries

Watch a video that explains the requirements for these businesses, and the protocols that the businesses must follow in Clark County.

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See the Protocols Regional Acknowledgment Form for additional information.

Proposed Amendments Regarding Combined Transient Lodging Tax

Read the Proposed Ordinance that amends Title 4, Chapter 4.08.

Reopening Business Registration 
Ready to reopen your business? Please click on the button below to register:

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Reopening Guide Updates, May 15, 2020:

In coordination with Governor Sisolak’s “Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery", we have prepared an update of the Reopening Guide for business owners.   With this updated version, we have done the following:

  1. Added more specific language to certain sections within “Industry Specific Information” from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).
  2. Fixed links in “Public Health and Safety Considerations” that were reported as broken or inaccessible.
  3. Added a link to new free Public Health and Safety Posters from Clark County Department of Community and Economic Development.
  4. Added information from FEMA’s “Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to the following sections: Considerations Before Reopening, Physical Facility, and Public Health and Safety Considerations
  5. Added a link to FEMA’s “Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to Contact Numbers and Technical Assistance Section
See downloadable public health safety fliers in English and Spanish.

See translations in various languages below:

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Resort Hotel 
The Department of Business License has posted its Clark County Resort Hotel Re-Opening Application for all resort hotels intending to resume gaming operations subsequent to the lifting of the Governor's mandated closures.

Tavern/Full Bar/Supper Club Restaurant
All businesses intending to resume operations subsequent to the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board’s approved resolution need to complete the Clark County Tavern/Full Bar/Supper Club Restaurant Application for Waiver of Operating Requirements due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Scan the completed form and email to

 Important Information Regarding Business License Fee Payments During COVID-19 Emergency
Read important information regarding business license payments during the COVID-19 emergency.  Click here for more information.

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