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

Resort Hotel - 200 rooms or more

A building or a group of buildings which are designed and integrated to clearly demonstrate the appearance of one facility wherein: (1) Sleeping accommodations are provided in guestrooms at daily rates to tourists and transient guests; (2) No provision is made for cooking food in any guestroom, except as permitted by the provisions of this Chapter; (3) There is a gaming area within the building or group of buildings; (4)There are more than two hundred guestrooms available for sleeping accommodations; (5) There is integrated in the facility near the area where licensed games are provided at least one restaurant with permanent seating capacity for more than sixty patrons that is open to the public twenty-four hours each day and seven days each week; (6) There is a lobby near the restaurant and licensed games for the guests to check in and out and receive messages; and (7)There is at least one bar with permanent seating capacity for more than thirty persons that serves alcoholic beverages sold by the drink for consumption on the premises.

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. 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 or call (702) 759-1000.

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

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 based on the number of rooms. $50.00 processing fee + (0 - 4 rooms = $0.00, 5 - 8 rooms = $25.00, 9 - 300 = $3.00 per room, over 300 = $900.00 + $1.50 for each room over 300). Make checks payable to CITY OF LAS VEGAS LICENSE.

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.