Types of Business License in Nevada
Most businesses registering in the state of Nevada will require a license or a permit. The Nevada LLC business license can be defined under the following categories:
State Business License (SBL)
This is a mandatory license for most start-ups and is issued by the Nevada Secretary of State (SOS). It has to be renewed annually. The Secretary of State has set certain requirements for state business license and it is governed by NRS 76.100. It states that if a business entity is required to file an initial list or annual list with the Secretary of State then it must obtain a state business license during the time of filing the list.
There are only specific businesses that may require a Federal License or permit. The requirement of this type of Nevada LLC business license is dependent on the type of activity a business in involved in and accordingly contacts the agency responsible for issuance of such a license. Some of the business activities and their corresponding issuance agencies include:
- Drug Manufacturing: This license is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Ground transportation: This license is issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Investment Advising: This federal license is issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Preparation of meat products: This federal license is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Selling alcohol, tobacco or firearms: This Nevada LLC business license is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (AFT)
- Broadcasting: This license is issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Retail sales permit
This permit is issued by the State Department of Taxation. You will need to check with the taxation department to identify if your business requires this permit.
If you are forming a small business LLC in Nevada then you may require just a local license, which will enable your start-up to operate within the county or city where it is situated. Such licenses are issued by the county clerk office or city administration.
Note: If you are planning to operate in multiple cities or counties then you will be required to apply for a local Nevada business license in each of the counties or cities.
This is applicable to small businesses in cities or counties and depending on the type of business, special permits can include those issued by the Fire, Police, Health, or Building Departments.
There are other processes and requirements that need to be met in order to get your Nevada LLC business license. Let’s look at an example:
If you are planning to start a “child care” facility then prior to issuance of the Nevada LLC business license, the concerned authorities (Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health) will conduct an inspection. The inspection is there to ensure you or your facility fulfils necessary business license requirements, safety regulations, insurance and zoning requirements of the city or county it is located in.
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