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10 Steps to Obtaining your Business License with Washoe County
(2-sided tri-fold brochure)

Common Questions about Business Licensing


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Planning to Visit?
Please call to confirm hours before you make the trip!

Due to staff shortages, our Business License office may be closed during lunch or for short periods without notice.  Please call ahead at 775.328.3733 to confirm that we'll be open during your planned visit. 
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Multi-Jurisdictional Business License Process
If you are a new business owner who works within more than one local jurisdiction, you will need a separate business license for each area.  Reno, Sparks and Washoe County have made it possible for you to process your application and pay your combined licensing fees at one location!  This is only for brand new licenses and not renewals.

For more information on the multi-jurisdictional business license process, 
click here (16KB PDF) or visit the multi-jurisdictional business license web page

Washoe County Business License Contact:

Phone:  775.328.3733 -- Fax: 775.328.6133
Community Services Department
Planning and Development Division

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Reno NV  89512 (Ninth & Wells)
Mail to:  PO Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520

The Cities of Reno and Sparks license separately.  You can reach them at: 

 City of Reno
Business License Division
1 East First Street, 2nd Floor
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775.334.2090
Link to City of Reno Business License Website

City of Sparks City Hall
Business License/Revenue Office
431 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775.353.2360
Link to City of Sparks Business License Website