Business Formation and Licensing


To run your business legally, there are certain federal, state and local licenses and permits that you may need to obtain. Requirements for licensing will vary depending on the type of business you are engaged in.  Nevada requires most businesses, including sole proprietors and other entities to have a state business license issued by the Nevada Secretary of State whether or not the company performs a service or engages in a business for profit. Obtaining a state license is necessary in order to obtain any other state or local government licenses or permits.

Sellers of Travel, Sightseeing Tour Operators, Dance Studios, Health Clubs, Telephone Solicitors and Organizations for Buying Goods and Services at a Discount

The 2009 Nevada Legislature temporarily repealed sections of Nevada Law (within NRS 597 and 599B) that require registration with the state of certain businesses including sellers of travel, sightseeing tour operators, organizations for buying goods and services at a discount, dance studios, health clubs and telephone solicitors. Theses chapters of law are scheduled to be reinstated effective July 1, 2013. There is a possibility that during the current legislative session, an extension of the repealed sections will be put into effect further delaying registration and licensing requirements of these specific occupations.

Please refer back to this website for information after July 1, 2013 or contact us at (702)486-2750.