City of Las Vegas

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


Convenience Store means a retail establishment which offers for sale prepackaged food products, household items and other goods commonly associated with those products and items and maintains more than fifty-one percent of its gross retail floor area dedicated to products and items. Contains not less than one thousand two hundred square feet, nor more than five thousand square feet of floor space devoted to retail sales displays, exclusive of warehouse and office areas.

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. Apply for and obtain a Health Permit from the Southern Nevada Health District located at 333 North Rancho Drive 4th floor # 350, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89106. For more information go on-line at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or call (702) 759-1000.

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

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. Fees due at time application is submitted are $150 ($100 license fee + $50 processing fee). License fees are based on the gross revenue of the business and are due in advance semiannually. 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. 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.