City of Las Vegas

Department of Planning
Business Licensing Division
495 S. Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

City of Las Vegas Business License Instructions

Apartment House (five or more units)

A structure which contains four or more apartment dwelling units and which does not qualify as a townhouse dwelling, residence hotel, condominium, or multiple-unit structure that is owned cooperatively or in common.

1. Confirm the proposed business location is within the Las Vegas city limits and properly zoned for this activity, if applicable. For information on planning, zoning, and building requirements, call (702) 229-6301 or visit City Hall, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.

2. Provide proof of compliance with the Nevada Secretary of State located at 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030. For additional information call (702) 486-2880 or visit their website at Provide proof of compliance with the Nevada Department of Taxation located at 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1300, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. For additional information call (866) 962-3707 or visit their website at

3. The licensee or on-site manager of an apartment house with four or more units must show proof of having enrolled or completed the Las Vegas Crime Free Multifamily Housing Program presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Call the North East Area Command, Crime Prevention Multifamily Housing Office at (702) 828-3340 for additional information.

4. Each principal and each employee of the business must obtain and maintain a valid work card pursuant to Las Vegas Municipal Code Chapter 6.86. Call (702) 828-3271 for additional information.

5. 30 days prior to commencing business, apply on-line at

6. Fees due at time application is submitted are based on the number of units. ($50.00 processing fee + ($75.00 for 4 - 10 units or $75.00 plus $5.00 for each additional apartment in excess of 10)). Make checks payable to CITY OF LAS VEGAS.

7. Business license applications are sent to the Planning Department and Fire Department for review and inspection, if applicable. Upon approval from these agencies and completion of all items listed above, the Business Licensing Division will issue your business license.