The Business License Division is in the process of converting all business license applications to an online system. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience during this conversion period. Please see Jan. 10, 2020 Press Release.
Carson City Welcomes Your Business
The Business License office is available to assist you in completing your business license application and in obtaining other City required permits. All persons or companies conducting business in Carson City must obtain a business license prior to commencement of such business, whether operating from a fixed location in the City or coming into the City from an outside location.
Business License Applications
The Business License Division is in the process of converting all business license applications to an online system. During this conversion period, please contact the Business License at (775) 887-2105 or visit our office to submit or renew your license. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience during this conversion period. You may visit this site later for the new online application portal link.
Before you apply, you will need a copy of your State business license. Go to the Secretary of State’s website at https://www.nvsos.gov/sos or visit their office at 101 N. Carson Street for more information regarding State licensing.
Other business license forms may be downloaded from the following links for submittal to the Business License Division:
- Termination of Business Form
- Fictitious Firm Name Application
- Termination of Fictitious Firm Name Application
Definitions of "Business" in Carson City
It is unlawful for any person to engage in or carry on any trade, profession, calling or business in whole or in part within Carson City, or to advertise that person is conducting or carrying on any business specified herein, without first applying for, obtaining and maintaining a license as set forth in this chapter. (CCMC 4.04.010)
"Business" or "doing business" means, except as provided herein, all professions, trades, occupations, and callings carried on for profit and in addition includes labor unions, labor organizations and trade unions; however "business" does not include the rental of three or less residential units.
Other Informational SitesState of Nevada, Department of Taxation (Tax Information)
State of Nevada, Office of the Secretary of State (State Business License)
Nevada State Contractor's Board (Contractor's Licenses)
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (Child and Elderly Care Licenses)
Business License Division Contact Information
108 E. Proctor Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Fax - (775) 887-2202
Email - email@example.com