City of Las Vegas

Department of Planning
Business Licensing Division
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

City of Las Vegas Business License Instructions

Appraiser (non real estate)


Any person, other than real estate appraiser, who estimates the worth or features of an item of personal property.

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 the City of Las Vegas Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106.

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 www.nvsilverflume.gov. 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 www.nvsilverflume.gov.

3. If the business will include insurance appraisals of automobiles, obtain the required state license from the Nevada State Department of Business and Industry Insurance Commission located at 2501 East Sahara Avenue #302, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89104. Call (702) 486-4009 for additional information.

4. 30 days prior to commencing business, apply on-line at https://DSCportal.LasVegasNevada.gov.

5. Total fees due with the application are $350 ($300 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.

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.