Business License

Storey County ordinance chapter 5.04 Business License is the guiding document to obtain a business license. You can visit this link for full details on Chapter 5.04.

Anyone conducting business must have a Storey County Business License to do such. This includes all vendors, engineers, general contractors, etc. Upon completion of the project, the tenant must apply for a business license upon receipt of certificate of occupancy. See below for specific licenses that are issued by the Storey County Sheriff's Office. 

Renewal notices will be mailed in May of each year.


Please contact Community Development at (775) 847-0966 or

Sheriff's Department Licenses

The Storey County Sheriff's Department handles applications for business licenses for cases involving:

  • Alarms
  • Brothels
  • Businesses requiring liquor or gaming licenses
  • Child care businesses
  • Door to door
  • Escort
  • Utilities
We look forward to serving you and welcoming your business to Storey County!