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Registering your Nevada Business


BUSINESS REGISTRATION: All new businesses are required to register with the Department of Taxation. The Department provides information related to State business licensing, sales tax or use tax permits, consumer’s permits, or certificates of authority. The Department will either issue the applicable permit and/or license needed to provide the clearance necessary for local business license purposes.

Nevada Department of Taxation

Grant Sawyer Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave, Suite 1300
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2300


A business license is required to operate a business in nearly all cities, most counties, and many other locations. It is best to contact the appropriate local business license office before hand to determine which requirements must be met. A new business may also be required to obtain additional permits from the Health, Police, Fire or Building Departments. Inquire with the licensing agency for more information.

Clark County Business License Department

500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89155
(702) 455-4252

City of Las Vegas Business Services Division

333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone 702-229-6281

City of North Las Vegas

2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Ste. 110
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1520

City of Henderson

240 Water Street, Room 108
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 267-1730

City of Boulder City

401 California Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-9219

City of Mesquite

10 East Mesquite Boulevard
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-5295


Any business that is a home based business must have a Home Occupation Permit.

Development Services Center

333 North Rancho Drive, 6th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone 702-229-6281


Any business that plans to use a name other than its legal or corporate name is required to file a fictitious name certificate. By checking with the County Clerk’s office, a business can determine the availability of a desired fictitious name. The fictitious name application form must be notarized prior to submitting the original and two copies to the County Clerk’s office for certification.

Clark County Clerk

Regional Justice Center, 5th Fl.
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89101
(702) 671-0500