A business license is required in the City of Reno if:
Prior to applying for a business license, applicants must first obtain the following items:
For more information on our business license process, please download our Business Licensing Guide.
You can apply for a business license online.
Contact the Fire Department if your business will be occupied by several people at one time or if your business uses fire/pyrotechnics.
Contact Environmental Control if your business might produce hazardous waste that can damage sewer and storm drain systems (i.e. auto repair, manufacturing, restaurant, painting).
Watch an informational video about environmental control.
Washoe County Health Department
Contact Washoe County Health Department if you are going to be serving or selling food to the public.
Planning review is required for every business license application with a physical address in Reno. The Planning Division will review the address provided to ensure that your business description meets zoning code requirements for that location.
Certain uses may require a Special Use Permit, subject to review and approval by the City Planning Commission.
Call 775-321-8309 for more information.
Council review is required for businesses whose activities include gaming, liquor, medical marijuana, pawnbroker, secondhand merchandise, escort services, and interactive cabarets.
After you receive all of the necessary approvals and pays the required fees, the business license will be issued.