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

Barber or Cosmetology

Barber or cosmetology, which is any person or establishment that is licensed or required to be licensed pursuant to the provisions of NRS Chapter 643 or 644 and that offers barber or cosmetology services to the general public. The fee amount shall be charged for each customer chair or station provided for a licensed professional.

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 a state cosmetological establishment license in accordance with NRS 644.480. State Cosmetology Board is located at 1785 East Sahara Avenue #255, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89104. Call (702) 486-6542 for additional information.

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

5. Fees due at time application is submitted are $50.00 for the first customer chair + $50.00 for each additional customer chair + $50.00 processing fee. Make checks 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.