Business License Division

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Carson City welcomes your business to our City.  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.

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.

The information provided below is to assist applicants by making them aware of general requirements and regulations and is by no means inclusive of all regulations that may affect their business.  More specific information can be supplied by the appropriate department -

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)

For your convenience, you may pay your business license fees online.

Contact Information:

108 E. Proctor Street
Carson City, NV  89701
(775) 887-2105
Fax - (775) 887-2202
Email -

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