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
- Business License Information Sheet
- Business License Fees
- FFN & Technology Fees
- New Business License Application
- Business License Renewal Application
Before you apply, you will need a copy of your State business license. Go to the Secretary of State’s website or visit their office at 401 N. Carson Street for more information regarding State licensing.
Additional Business License Forms
Other business license forms may be downloaded from the following links for submittal to the Business License Division:
- Liquor License Application
- 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.
- 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)
108 E. Proctor Street
Carson City, NV 89701