Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a business license?
While many of the requirements for a business license are similar, it’s important that you check with business licensing requirements of the city or county your business is located in. You also may need state approval prior to applying for a business license in your jurisdiction depending on what your business does. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393.
I conduct business in different cities surrounding Las Vegas. Is one license enough to conduct my business in different parts of the Valley?
Each licensing agency has its own rules and regulations — and depending on where your business is, how your business operates, and what services you provide, you may need more than one business license. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393.
How do I know which category of a license to obtain?
The licenses and permits you need from the state, county, or city will depend on your business activities and business location. For example, if you operate a restaurant with alcohol service, you’ll need a privileged license. You can also check our home page for license types and other sample businesses.
Regulated locally include:
- Handyman Services
- Nail Salons
- Consulting Services
- Independent Contractors
- Car Wash
- Mobile Food Trucks
- Massage Therapists
- Liquor Catering
- Security Companies
- Pawn Shops
*Please note that these businesses may also be regulated at the State level and may require additional processing and approval.
FAQ’S ABOUT OBTAINING A GAMING LICENSE
Can a convicted felon or a person with a criminal history obtain a gaming license?
Every applicant is required to complete a background investigation to provide the gaming commission the necessary information to determine if a candidate is suitable for a gaming license.
For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393
What is the most common reason a gaming license is denied or limited?
The board may recommend that an application for a state gaming license be denied, if the board deems that the place or location for which the license is sought is unsuitable for the conduct of gaming operations. For more information, call National Licensing Services at (702) 227-7393 for more details.
How long is the investigative process?
All investigations involve standard checks of court and agency files. The length of time of the investigative process will depend on making the least common mistakes. Please refer to the “How to Avoid Common Mistakes” section on the website. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393
FAQ’S ABOUT OBTAINING A LICENSE TO SERVE ALCOHOL
What is the average cost for a license?
The average cost for a license varies. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393.
How do I get an alcohol or liquor license?
Any business that legally sells alcoholic beverages must obtain a license. National Licensing Services will ensure every step is completed and filed correctly to avoid getting denied. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393.
Can I distribute my own alcohol or liquor?
There are strict rules and regulations that need to be followed in every state once a license is secured. The rules and regulations can vary from state to state. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393. These differing state and local restrictions can lead to unaware business owners losing their liquor licenses.
How do I apply for a brewer's license?
In order to operate a brew pub or brew your own alcoho in Nevada, the Operator must file with the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”). Several tiers need to be met in order to obtain a brewer’s license, call National Licensing Services for the full scope of how to apply and get your brewery business running. For further clarification about licensing information, call (702) 227-7393.