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Business License
Common Questions FAQs


How does the City of North Las Vegas define "business"?

What is a business license?

Who is required to have a business license?

Can I apply by mail or do I have to submit my application in person?

Can I apply for my license over the Internet?

How much does a business license cost?

Are there any restrictions on where I do business?

If I have more than one business or more than one location, do I need multiple licenses?

I conduct business in several cities. Can I get just one license to do business in ALL of them?

What if I want to move my business to another location within the City?

I want to work out of my home in the City of North Las Vegas, do I need a business license?

If I purchase a business, can I use the business license from the previous owner?

How often does a license have to be renewed?

What happens if I don't pay on time?

Are there special requirements if I sell or prepare food?

If I close or sell the business, do I need to notify the Business License Division?

What if I want to amend or add other aspects to my business?

How do I file a complaint about a business that is operating in the City of North Las Vegas?

Do I need a D.B.A. (Doing Business As) or Fictitious Business Name to file for a business license?

Do I need a sales tax permit?

How do I get a childcare license?

How do I obtain a contractor's license?

I am a state-licensed contractor. Do I need a City of North Las Vegas business license?

I am an independent contractor, paid on a "1099" basis. Do I need a business license?

As a non-profit organization do we need a business license?

What do I do if I want to hold a special event such as a parade, procession or other public event using a public street/right-of-way?

Can I sell or serve alcohol at a special event?

I want to hang my license at a UPS Store or similar location. Can I do that?

I want to leave handbills at homes to advertise my business. Is that covered by the business license?

Who do I need to contact about the signs for my business?

I want to conduct business on a temporary basis. What do I need to do?

Will the City notify me when it is time to renew my license?

I want to pay my business license renewal fees. Can I pay the renewal fees online?

How can I update my contact information and can I do this online?

How do I check the status of my business license application or business license?

Can I check to see if a particular business has a valid City of North Las Vegas Business License?

I want to apply for a business license now. What do I do?

I did not see my question, now what? Please contact the Business License Division, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM Pacific Time at (702) 633-1520. We will be happy to help you.