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 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.

Submit Your Business License Application Online 

The Carson City Permit Center encourages all applicants to submit their business license through the online permit center at permitcenter.carson.org. To submit your license application online, you will need to create an account at the online permit center the first time you use the service. On the main page of the online permit center website, click on the “Login or Register” tile to create a new account. Once you’ve registered, go to the Home screen from the top menu bar and click on the “Apply” tile. Then click on the Business Licenses tab, and scroll down to select the type of Business License for which you are applying and click on that particular “Apply” button. The website will guide you through the process. Links to required documents that must be submitted with your application are included within the website. Contact the Business License Division if you have questions regarding your business license application.

Before you apply, you will need a copy of your State business license to upload to the City’s permit center website. 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:

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 Sites

State 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
(775) 887-2105
Fax - (775) 887-2202
Email - buslic@carson.org


Permit Center Location Map

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