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

Collection Agency


Any business that is licensed or required to be licensed as a collection agency under NRS Chapter 649.

1. Confirm the proposed business location is within the Las Vegas city limits and properly zoned for this activity. 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 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 5200, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. 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, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. For additional information call (866) 962-3707 or visit their website at www.nvsilverflume.gov.

3. Apply with the Nevada Financial Institutions Division at 2785 E Desert Inn Road #180, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121. Call (702) 486-4120 or visit their website at http://fid.state.nv.us/ for additional information.

4. 30 days prior to commencing business, apply on-line at https://dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov or bring a completed license application and all applicable items as listed above to the Business Licensing Division, 333 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106.

5. Total fees due with the application are $550 ($500 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. Upon approval from these agencies and completion of all items listed above, the Business Licensing Division will issue your business license.