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

Motor Carrier and Transportation Services

Motor carrier and transportation services, which is any business operating as a common motor carrier as defined in NRS Chapter 706 that provides trucking, passenger transportation service including limousine and sightseeing for hire over fixed or non-fixed routes. An applicant for this license must furnish a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Transportation Services Authority in accordance with NRS Chapter 706, or evidence of exemption from the certificate requirement.

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. Apply with the State of Nevada Transportation Authority. The Nevada Transportation Authority is located at 2290 South Jones Boulevard, Suite 110, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146. For more information call (702) 486-3303.

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. 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 with the application are $100.00 per vehicle + $50.00 processing fee. 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.