Patio area with tables and chairs at a local business
View from street of businesses with shopping and dining area located in Midtown Reno

The Business License Division assists the public by ensuring businesses operating within Reno are properly licensed and are compliant with all applicable codes, regulations and health, safety and zoning requirements.

You can renew a business license, track applications, and access Reno, Sparks and Washoe County licensing all in one place at

*Learn how to use the online portal and register for a customer account


Business First Program

The Business First Program helps prospective business owners or existing businesses to obtain or expand their business license in the City of Reno. The program allows the ability to schedule an appointment with our license professionals and essential resources to facilitate obtaining your City of Reno business license.