City of Las Vegas

Department of Planning
Business Licensing Division
495 S. Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101


Any person who is licensed or required to be licensed as a contractor under NRS Chapter 624, whether or not the contractor maintains a business location within the corporate limits of the City.

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. Obtain a Nevada state contractor's License in accordance with NRS Chapter 624. Call (702) 486-1100 for additional information. The Nevada State Contractors Board is located at 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Henderson, Las Vegas, Nevada 89074.

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 700 E Warm Springs Road, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. For additional information call (866) 962-3707 or visit their website at

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

5. All fees are due at the time the license application is submitted. There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.00, and a semi-annual license fee calculated based upon the number of jurisdictions, at a rate of $125.00 for the City of Las Vegas as the primary jurisdiction and $100.00 for each additional secondary jurisdiction.

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.