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

Rental Car Agency

A business which engages in the renting automobiles on a daily basis.

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. Obtain and maintain an insurance policy for damages because of injury to or destruction of property caused by accident and arising out of negligence in the use or operation of such rental vehicle, in the following amounts: As respects coverage, $25,000 for each person and subject to that limit for each person; $100,000 for each accident; as respects property damage coverage, $25,000 for each accident. Must provide binder to City of Las Vegas.

4. 30 days prior to commencing business, apply on-line at

5. Complete a wastewater profile for non-residential establishments. This can be accomplished at the time the business license application is submitted. Contact the City of Las Vegas Environmental Division at (702) 229-6594 for additional information.

6. Total fees due with the application are $250 ($200 license fee + $50 processing fee). If your business is approved for operation from your home and you reside in the city limits of Las Vegas an additional one time fee of $50 is required for a Home Occupation Permit. Make check payable to CITY OF LAS VEGAS.

7. Apply for the appropriate license with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division located at 8250 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89117. Call (702) 486-8620 for additional information.

8. Present your City of Las Vegas DMV certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division.

9. 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.