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


Means a building or group of buildings whose main function is to provide rooms for temporary lodging, rooms which are directly accessible from an outdoor parking area. The phrase temporary lodging refers to a rental period with a normal duration of no more than one week.

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

4. Room rentals may be subject to the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority room tax provisions. Full information on this will be provided at the time the application is submitted to City of Las Vegas Business Licensing Division.

5. If the establishment has a pool or spa, a health permit is required. For more information contact the Southern Nevada Health District located at 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89106 or call (702) 759-1258.

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 - 199 = $25.00 plus $3.00 per room). Make checks 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.