Business License

The Washoe County Community Services Department continues to respond to the COVID-19 developments.


  • Ensure personal safety, safety of our co-workers and safety of our family
  • Continue to provide life safety and essential activities for community
  • Support life safety and essential activities
  • Continuity of economic drivers for community (ie. building permits, inspections and plan reviews)


The Washoe County Community Services Department is dedicated to providing excellent service while protecting the health of our employees, families and our customers. Our professional office teams will remain available to the public through our online and electronic tools. CSD public offices and entry points remain closed to the public. Any emergency or critical meetings with customers will be by appointment only and expect the following:

  • Customers will be requested to wash or sanitize hands upon entering facilities.
  • Each building entrance will require temperature checks of customers. Any person with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more will not be allowed in the building.
  • Customers will be required to wear face coverings.

For the most expedient service, email our professional team below for help on our most common questions, such as:

  • Support for online submission of business licenses for unincorporated Washoe County

Business License
Main Phone: (775) 328-3733

COVID-19 Business Operations Guide


We also encourage you to visit the Washoe County Health District coronavirus webpage for updates and information on COVID-19.

Washoe County Business License will help guide customers through the process of starting or expanding a business within the unincorporated County.  To get started, please read about the license application process and get additional answers at Common Questions.  Information about the different types of business license may be found with the links below.  The City of Reno and the City of Sparks license separately.  If you plan to operate a new business or provide services in more than one location (City of Reno, City of Sparks, unincorporated Washoe County), please consider using the multi-jurisdictional license process.
ONE Regional Licensing and Permits Portal
ONE Regional Licensing and Permits Portal is your all-access on-line portal for business licensing and permit information.  The portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Learn how to use the regional portal and register for a customer account.
Licensing Questions
Do you need a license?

License Fees
Master Business License Fee Schedule
Business License Fees (all types)
Information about the Regional Technology Fee

On-line Links to Business License Types
General and Home Based Business Licenses
Liquor and Gaming Licenses
Temporary Events
Medical Marijuana Establishment Licenses
Washoe County Massage Businesses

Other Licensing Information
Multi-Jurisdictional License Process
Recently Issued Licenses

Washoe County Business License Contact:

Mail your completed application to:
Washoe County Business License
1001 E. Ninth Street
Reno, NV  89512

Apply in person at:
Washoe County Business License Counter
1001 E. Ninth Street, Building A, 2nd Floor, West End
Reno, NV  89512
(Landmark:  Wells Avenue exit, one block north of Interstate 80, on the right)

Business License Phone:  775.328.3733
Fax:  775.328.6133

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.