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Patio area with tables and chairs at a local business

Business License Applications

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A business license is required in the City of Reno if:

  • The business location address is located within the City of Reno
  • Any business activity will be physically conducted within City of Reno limits

Prior to applying for a business license, applicants must first obtain the following items:

  • Register for Nevada State Business License. You may register online at or in person at 202 North Carson Street, Carson City.
  • Register with Nevada Department of Taxation. You may register online at or in person at 4600 Kietzke Lane, Bldg L #235.
  • Submit proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance. You may register online at or submit a State Industrial Insurance Affirmation of Compliance included with your business license application packet.
  • Register your Fictitious Name (or DBA) with Washoe County Clerk's Office at 1001 E 9th Street, Bldg A, in Reno.

For more information on our business license process, please download our Business Licensing Guide.

You can apply for a business license online or download applications below.

Commercial and home based business license applications
Privileged business license application
Not in city business license application
Marijuana Establishments


Fees required with the application for a new business license are based on your first 12 months estimated gross receipts.

For a fee quote, you can call 775-334-2090.

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