If you are conducting business--or if your business is based--in Storey County, you must obtain a Storey County business license. A license is required for each location of business and is not transferable to another individual. Licenses are only transferable when there is a change of ownership, business location, or trade name.

Business License Regulations

Obtaining a Business License

You may obtain a Storey County business license application in person at our office at 110 Toll Road, Virginia City, Nevada 89440, or download a printable copy of the appropriate Business License application based on your business type. If you have questions regarding business license applications, please contact us at 775-847-0966 or by email.

As there is a great deal of variety in the types of businesses requiring certificates of profession (e.g. contractor's license), please contact our office to find out whether our office will require one for your type of business.

Sheriff's Office

In the case of day cares, brothels, or those businesses requiring liquor or gaming licenses, your application packets will be forwarded to the Storey County Sheriff's Office.

When your license is approved, your business license will be mailed to the business address listed on your application.

Downloadable Applications

Please download the appropriate application below to open it, print it out, and complete it. Once complete, please mail or bring the completed application to the Business License Office. Please include all applicable fees as instructed in the application. A summary of Business License Fees may also be found here

Please note: Contractors must have a valid Nevada Contractor's License and a valid Nevada Business License (can usually be found on the bottom half of Tax ID certification).