If you're starting your own company, be sure to avoid the common mistake of overlooking the licenses and permits you need to run your business. Nearly all businesses require some form of federal, state or local business licenses. You don't want to start your business off on the wrong foot by failing to get your business licenses before transacting business. Let us help you understand the Nevada business licensing requirements.

Federal licenses are typically required only for businesses regulated by a federal agency. But there are many different types of state licenses, generally granted by state agencies or the state department of taxation. Most local counties and municipalities require licenses, too. Many states have licensing requirements for bars and restaurants. Also, most retail businesses need a sales tax license. On the local level, most businesses need a general business license to operate in a particular city or county, and there are often local tax-related licenses, as well.

All Nevada corporations are required to obtain a Nevada state business license from the Secretary of State. Nevada Corporate Headquarters will complete and file your Nevada state business license on your behalf ensuring you are properly organized with the Business License office.

For entities that are formed under NRS Title 7, such as Corporations and LLCS, the business license fee is due at the time an Initial List of Officers or Annual List of Officers is due. The State Business License Fee is in addition to the fees for the initial or annual list.

For Non-Title 7 businesses (NT7), such as sole proprietors and partnerships, the business license application is required as soon as you begin to conduct business in Nevada and thereafter must be renewed annually.

Nevada nonprofit corporations formed under NRS Chapter 82 and Corporations Sole formed under NRS Chapter 84 are specific exceptions and are not required to obtain a State Business License.


If you would like us to help you get your Nevada state business license, please call an NCH representative today at 1-800-508-1729.

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