When do I need a business license?
Anytime you are conducting a business or offering a service for a fee or sell a product.
How do I find out in which licensing jurisdiction my business is located?
We have an easy to use Jurisdiction Locator. Type in the street number and name find out the right jurisdiction. We also have links to the other agencies.
|City of Las Vegas||(702) 229-6281|
|Boulder City||(702) 293-9219|
|City of Henderson||(702) 267-1730|
|City of North Las Vegas||(702) 633-1520|
|City of Mesquite||(702) 346-5295|
|Town of Pahrump||(775) 727-5107|
How do I know which licensing jurisdiction I need to visit to obtain my business license?
The location from which you conduct your business determines the jurisdiction in which you must file for your business license. If your business is located in the unincorporated area of Clark County, you need to apply for a business license with us. If your business is not located in Unincorporated Clark County, you will want to contact one of the other jurisdictions to obtain your license. Licensing requirements in the other jurisdictions may be different from that of Clark County. In some instances, you may also need a Clark County business license in addition to a city business license.
How much does a business license cost?
The fee for your business license is determined by the type of business operation. You may review our fee schedule online for the most popular business categories.
Why is my business "regulated"?
Some license categories require Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Background checks and financial suitability investigations according to Clark County Code, Chapters 6 and 7. These licenses are labeled “Regulated” due to the regulatory language and operating parameters set out in the code.
How do I apply?
You may apply online once you have reviewed the STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE and completed the preliminary requirements. Or you may come into our office at 555 S. Grand Central Parkway, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155 with your completed and Clark County Application and one of our licensing technicians will process it for you when we review your application and confirm all requirements have been met.