Fast Track Your Nevada Business License Application

When you want to operate a business, you need more than a unique idea and a concrete business plan. You also need permits and licenses to comply with federal and state laws.

A Nevada business license is vital in running a successful enterprise. Not only does it establish your startup's existence, but it also builds trust in your customers.

Start your business right! Let NCH help you with your Nevada business license application.

Who Needs A Nevada Business License?

Whether it’s an eCommerce business or a brick-and-mortar store, All Nevada corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) must get their state licenses from the Secretary of the State. Sole proprietorships and partners also need a state license as soon as they start operating.

The only entities exempted from getting a business license are nonprofit corporations created under NRS Chapter 72 and sole corporations under NRS Chapter 84.

State Vs. Federal Licenses

Federal licenses are typically required for businesses regulated by a federal agency. These include manufacturing companies, importers, and businesses that sell alcohol. Meanwhile, state licenses are granted by state agencies and the State Department of Taxation.

NCH is well-versed in federal and state requirements, so you can rest easy knowing your startup will be fully compliant on all levels.

Our Business License Application Services

At NCH, we understand how tricky business license applications can be. We aim to make things easier for you through our comprehensive business license services. Here's how it works:

Assessment & Consultation

Our experts will evaluate your business, activities, and location to determine what specific licenses and permits it needs. We'll help you understand each license and help you figure out the requirements you need to submit.

Application Preparation

We understand how hectic business operations can be. To help you out, we'll handle your application prep and ensure you complete everything on time.

Our team has in-depth knowledge of Nevada's business license fees and applications. Their expertise can help save you the hassle of doing all the research and preparing the paperwork yourself.

Submission & Follow-up

Working with NCH means you no longer have to worry about missing your submission deadline. We'll handle your submissions and ensure they're all filed on time.

Our team will also do the due diligence of checking the progress of your business license application. We'll follow up as needed and keep you updated every step of the way.

Renewal Management

Nevada's state business licenses must be renewed every year. Failure to do so could easily disrupt your operations. Luckily, NCH also offers renewal management services.

We'll keep track of your business license's expiration date and help you with the renewal process.

Compliance Support

NCH knows that state requirements could change at any time, so we ensure that our experts stay up to date about any regulatory changes that may affect your operations.

We'll provide ongoing support to ensure you stay compliant and avoid penalties or fines.

With us handling all your Nevada license needs, you'll be able to meet all your legal obligations while focusing on building and growing your business.

How to Get a Nevada Business License

Step 1: Determine Your Business Structure

Before applying for a business license, decide on the structure of your business. Nevada recognizes various structures, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs. Your choice will influence the type of license you need and the application process.

Step 2: Choose Your Business Location

Your business location determines the licensing jurisdiction. Nevada's business licenses are issued at both the state and local levels. Determine whether your business operates in an incorporated city or an unincorporated area, as this affects the licensing requirements.

Step 3: Register Your Business

If you're forming an LLC or corporation, you must file articles of organization (LLC) or articles of incorporation (corporation) with the county clerk. Sole proprietors and partnerships operating under a name other than their legal name may need a Fictitious Firm Name (DBA).

Step 4: Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Most businesses need an EIN, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, from the IRS. This unique identifier is used for tax purposes and is required for hiring employees, opening a business bank account, and filing tax returns, among other purposes.

Step 5: Check for Additional Licenses & Permits

Depending on your industry and location, you may need additional licenses or permits from local, state, or federal authorities. Examples include health permits for food establishments, liquor licenses for bars or restaurants, and professional licenses for certain professions.

Step 6: Apply for a Nevada State Business License

The Nevada Department of Taxation oversees the issuance of state business licenses. You can apply online through the Nevada Tax Center or by requesting professional assistance. Be prepared to provide information about your business, including its structure, location, and ownership details. You may also need to disclose information about your products or services.

Step 7: Pay the Required Fees

There are fees associated with obtaining a Nevada business license, which vary depending on factors such as your business structure and revenue. The application fee may range from $200 to $500, with additional fees for certain industries or activities. Always make sure you have the necessary funds available to cover these costs.

Step 8: Comply with Tax Obligations

In addition to obtaining a business license, you must fulfill your tax obligations to the state of Nevada. This includes registering for and remitting sales tax if your business sells taxable goods or services. Visit the Nevada Department of Taxation's website for information on sales tax rates, registration, and filing requirements.

Benefits of Working With NCH

When you work with NCH, you'll be able to enjoy these advantages and more:


Our business experts have extensive knowledge of Nevada's license requirements and processes. We stay updated with the latest regulations to ensure our clients remain compliant.

Time Savings

The application process can be time-consuming, depending on the business licenses you need. However, you'll be able to save more time and resources when you work with NCH.

Accuracy & Compliance

We strive to help our clients get their Nevada business licenses on time. That's why we've developed a meticulous approach to our clients' applications. Our team will ensure that your requirements are error-free, improving your approval time drastically.

Got a Question? Start Here

Typically, Nevada's state business licenses are issued 1-30 days after the Secretary of the State receives applications. However, this time frame may change depending on how you submit your application.

Yes, there's a fine if you miss your business license's annual due date. You'll have to pay a $100 penalty on top of your annual filing fee if you miss the deadline.

If you don't renew your Nevada business license, your entity's status will be revoked after a year. However, to reinstate your entity, you must pay all remaining fees and penalties, including a new business license.

Any person or entity doing business in Nevada without an active business license will receive a penalty ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The fine will be added to the business license fee they must pay to get their permit.

Preparing the necessary paperwork for your Nevada sole proprietorship business license, such as personal identification, business name registration, and other relevant information, will ensure a smooth application process. Remember to provide accurate and complete details to expedite the process.

Get Your Nevada Business License Today

Don't let the complexities of obtaining a business license hold you back. Let NCH handle the paperwork and give you the peace of mind to focus on your success. Contact us to get started on your Nevada business license application.

Need help with your Nevada state business license? Call an NCH representative today at 1-800-508-1729 for your FREE consultation.

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In only 15-30 minutes, our business formation experts will meet with you and:

  • Evaluate your current business structure and identify areas of improvement
  • Find potential problems before they become major issues
  • Develop a game plan for improving asset protection and minimizing tax liability
  • Reduce your exposure in the event of a business accident

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