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

Rooming House

A facility, other than a hotel, with no more than four guest rooms where for compensation, lodging and meals are provided for no more than four persons who are not members of the immediate family.

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. 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.

6. 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.

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.