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

Employment Agency or Contract Labor Service

Any person who, for a fee, commission or charge: (a) Furnishes information to a person seeking employment enabling or tending to enable him to secure employment; (b) Furnishes information to a person seeking employees enabling or tending to enable him to obtain employees; or (c) Maintains a record of persons seeking employment or employees.

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. Obtain an employment agency license in accordance with NRS Chapter 611 from the Nevada State Labor Commission. The Labor Commission is located at 675 Fairview Drive #226, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Call (775) 687-4850 or (702) 486-2650 for additional information.

3. 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

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

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, if applicable. Upon approval from these agencies and completion of all items listed above, the Business Licensing Division will issue your business license.