The Business License Department assists the general public in all aspects of business, liquor, gaming and brothel licensing.  This includes the licensing of special events, temporary merchants, peddlers, concessionaires and parades within the City limits.  We encourage new business in the City and are committed to ensuring the customer receives the proper license and is aware of the ordinances pertaining to their license.

Congratulations to Elko's Newest Businesses:

Licensing Technician
Debbie Henseler
(775)777-7138
buslic@ci.elko.nv.us
City Hall, Elko City
1751 College Avenue
Elko, NV  89801
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

City of Elko Fee Schedule

City of Elko License Applications

*** AUCTION APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

 

*** NEW BUSINESS LICENSE PACKAGE (Also to be used for a NEW Owner of an EXISTING Business)
(All forms must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a business license)
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

 

*** CHANGES TO AN EXISTING BUSINESS LICENSE (Change of business name or new location)
(All forms must be completed and submitted BEFORE changing a business name or moving to a new location)

(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

*** CONTRACTOR'S LICENSING BOARD (STATE OF NEVADA) LINK. (A City of Elko Business License is also required. See link under "NEW BUSINESS LICENSE PACKAGE)

 

*** HOME OCCUPATION APPLICATION FORM (Processed through the Planning Department)
Home Occupation Procedures


 

 

 

*** LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION PACKAGE
(All forms listed below must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a liquor license)

 

*** NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION
(Use the following link: http://www.tax.state.nv.us or call (866) 962-3707)


 

*** PARADE PERMIT APPLICATION PACKAGE
(All forms listed below must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a parade permit)


 

*** PEDDLERS/SOLICITORS LICENSE APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

 

*** PUBLIC EVENT IN CITY PARK APPLICATION
(All forms listed below must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a public event permit located in a City park)

(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

*** SPECIAL EVENT LICENSE ON CITY SIDEWALK APPLICATION - For special events requiring usage of City sidewalks adjoining businesses.
(All forms must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a special event on City Sidewalk)

 

*** SPECIAL EVENT VENDOR PERMIT APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")


*** SPECIAL EVENT LICENSE ON CITY PROPERTY APPLICATION - For special events requiring closure of a City street, alley, right-of-way or other public property.
(All forms must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a special event on City property)

(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")


*** SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")


*** TEMPORARY MERCHANT LICENSE APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

 
*** TEMPORARY SEXUAL ORIENTED BUSINESS LICENSE
 
*** TRAVELING SHOW APPLICATION
(Nevada Department of Taxation Application also required, see link under "NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION APPLICATION")

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions  


 

 

Q.   Who needs an Elko City Business License?
A.   If you are conducting business inside the City limits, whether or not your actual business is located within the City of Elko, you must have a license.  

Q.    How do I obtain the forms for a business license?
A.     These forms may be obtained from City Hall, 1751 College Ave. Elko, Nevada, or by mail or fax.  In addition, the Business License package may be obtained by the above listed hyperlinks.

Q.    Can I have a business in my home?
A.    Yes.  However, if your home is located in the Elko City limits, you must first apply and be approved by the Elko City Planning Department for a home occupation permit before a business license can be issued.

Q.    How long is my business license valid?

A.      Licenses are valid for one year after the issue date. A renewal notice will be mailed to you, however, if you do not receive the notice it is your responsibility to renew the license.  Failure to timely renew your license may result in a 25% penalty after 30 days and 50% after 60 days.