Our job in the Business License Division is to help guide you through the process of starting a business in the City of Reno, and to assist you in continuing to do business in this community. To get started, learn about the license application process and get additional answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section. The City of Sparks and Washoe County license separately. Please contact us if you plan to conduct business in their jurisdiction.
Reno City Hall - Business License Division
1 East First Street, 2nd Floor
Mail to: PO Box 1900
Reno, NV 89505
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Learn about our new Business First Program!
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Learn about guidelines for licensing of a medical marijuana establishments.
FYI: Gaming and Quarterly licenses that expired March 31st are due for renewal by April 15, 2015.
Annual licenses that expired February 28th are due for renewal by April 29, 2015.
Telecommunications licenses that expired December 31st are due for renewal by April 30, 2015.
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What We Do
Our staff issues business license applications, answers inquiries for existing licensees, assists applicants in the completion of their application and does follow-up on the approval and issuance of license certificates. We also have an Enforcement and Investigations unit that receives and follows up with written business complaints.
Multi-Jurisdictional License Process
Need a business license for more than one jurisdiction? Now you can use the "Multi-Jurisdictional License Process" (pdf) to apply for licensing in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County at your home jurisdiction. For example, if your business location is in Reno (and you plan to conduct business in Sparks as well) you can visit Reno's business license office and apply and pay a combined licensing fee without having to make a trip to Sparks!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the complexity and volume of calls received, you may experience a lengthy delay before your call is answered. All calls are answered in the order they are received.