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

Arcade (defined area w/ 25 or more machines)

Any separate room or enclosed area used for the primary purpose of providing access to a minimum of twenty-five coin-operated amusement machine devices not intended or played for gambling purposes.

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

4. Total fees due with the application are $150 ($100 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.

5. An arcade shall also meet the following requirements: a. Shall staff the arcade with attendants trained in security measures for the protection of children. b. An arcade that operates a security or surveillance camera shall display a sign in a conspicuous place that provides notice that the arcade is monitored by security or surveillance cameras. c. Shall display in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to the establishment in letters of sufficient height to be clearly visible a sign which states: LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITS THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18, WHO ARE UNACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR RESPONSIBLE ADULT OVER THE AGE OF 21 AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS: i. Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.; ii. Friday, Saturday, school holidays and Memorial Day through Labor Day 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

6. 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.