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

Finance Company


Any person other than a bank, mortgage company, savings and loan, credit union, trust company or pawnbroker, who is licensed or required to be licensed under NRS Chapter 675 in order to lend money to others for profit or to hold himself out to the general public as such.

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 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.

5. Total fees due with the application are $850 ($800 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.