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Business License: How much does a business license cost?
There are over 100 license classifications and the license fee is based upon the classification. In order to determine t... (more)

Working From Home: Do I need a license if I work out of my home in the city of Henderson?
Yes. Businesses operated from the home require a business license and must comply with the City's zoning code. Types of ... (more)

Business License: How long will it take to get my business license?
The process for obtaining a home based business license or a license for a business physically located outside of the Ci... (more)

Business Restrictions: Are there any restrictions on where I do business?
Every business must meet zoning requirements to ensure that the business activity and site are compatible. It is strongl... (more)

Business license: What are the Licensing Procedures?
The Business License Division of our Finance Department can answer your questions. The number is 702-267-1730. ... (more)

Local Improvement District Bill: How do I pay or get information about my Local Improvement District (LID) ...
In an effort to more efficiently provide Local Improvement District (LID) information and improve the efficiency of proc... (more)

Apply by Mail/In Person: Must I apply in person or can I apply by mail?
You may apply in person or by mail. Please note that applications that are submitted in person are given priority over t... (more)

D.B.A.: Do I need a D.B.A. (Doing Business As) or Fictitious Business Name?
If your business name is anything other than your legal given name, you will need to file a Fictitious Firm Name Form wi... (more)

Filing A Complaint: How do I file a complaint about a business that is operating in the City of Henderson?
A complaint about a business that is operating in the City of Henderson can either be made in writing or through Contact... (more)

Business License: I conduct business in several cities. Can I get just one license to do business in ALL of...
Unfortunately, no. Each city has its own business license requirements. It is important to know that most Nevada cities ... (more)

License Requirements: Who is required to have a license?
Any person who conducts business within the City or is based in the City must obtain a business license before the date ... (more)

Can I pay my Business License Fees online?:
Yes. Most business license types can be paid online immediately. There are only a few specific exceptions, such as Room ... (more)

Licenses: How long is a license good for?
All licenses, except for gaming business licenses, issued by the City of Henderson are valid for six months and are rene... (more)

License Hanging: I want to hang my license at a Mail Boxes Etc. or similar location. Can I do that?
No. The City of Henderson does not allow license hanging. In order to use a Henderson address for licensing, you must op... (more)

Property Taxes: Can I pay my property taxes here? If not, where do I need to go?
Property taxes can be paid at the Clark County Office of the County Treasurer. The Treasurer's office is located at 500... (more)

Apply on Internet: Can I apply over the Internet?
Not at this time. Please contact the Business License office at (702) 267-1730 and we will be able to send you an approp... (more)

Bill Payments: Where do I go to pay my bill (i.e. water, accounts receivable, ambulance, animal license ren...
We accept payments for the following: City of Henderson Utility bills (water and sewer), accounts receivable payments (a... (more)

When do I need a sales tax permit?:
Every business intending to sell tangible goods requires a State of Nevada, Sales Tax Permit. To apply or for questions ... (more)

"1099" pay basis: I am paid on a "1099" basis, do I need a business license?
Yes. If you are not paid as an employee, you are considered independent or self-employed and are required to have a busi... (more)

Business: Lists of new businesses or business licensees in Henderson - general inquiries
That information is available on our City Website or the B... (more)

L.I.D.: LID special assessment billing, payment and general questions
All LID questions can be answered by contacting Assessment Management Group (AMG) at 796-0082 or visiting the ... (more)

Selling/Closing Business: What if I close or sell the business?
If you choose to close or sell your business, please notify us in writing so that we may cancel your license(s). Be sure... (more)

Ambulance bills:How can I pay my ambulance bill?
You can pay your ambulance bill by mailing your payment in the envelope included with your bill, or in person at City Ha... (more)

Sign Ideas: I have this neat idea for a great sign!
Please check with the Community Development Department before using or installing any type of sign, flag or banner, even... (more)

Will the City notify me when it is time to renew my license?:
Yes. However, it is your responsibility to renew the business license on time even if the courtesy reminder is not recei... (more)

Who should a contractor contact for bid information and opportunities?:
Contractors can access automatic bid notification and ... (more)

Contractor Bidding: Who should a contractor contact for bid information and opportunities?
Contractors can access automatic bid notification and ... (more)

Business License: I just purchased this business. Can I use the business license from the previous owner?
No. A business license is issued to a particular person, firm, or corporation at a particular location and may not be us... (more)

Selling/Serving Alcohol: Can I sell or serve alcohol at a special event?
Any public event using any public street or right-of-way requires a special events permit. Applications for special even... (more)

Childcare License: How do I get a childcare license?
The City of Henderson does not issue business licenses to childcare facilities. Childcare licensing in the city of Hende... (more)

Moving Your Business: What if I want to move the business to another location within the City?
Always check with the City's Community Development Department to verify that the new location is zoned properly for the ... (more)

Non-profit Organizations: Do non-profit organizations need a business license?
No. However, non-profit organizations are required to register with the City of Henderson, Business License Division. Pr... (more)

City Expenditures: Where does the City spend it's money?
50.1% of the City's GeneralFund expenses are devoted to Public Safety, followed by general government, Culture & Recreat... (more)

Leaving Handbills: I want to leave handbills at homes to advertise my business. Is that covered by the busi...
Yes, but you must observe any posted sign restricting access to the property or any verbal request of the homeowner or o... (more)

City Revenue: Where does the City's money come from?
50.2% of the revenue from the City's General Governmental fund comes from Intergovernmental Resources (the city's portio... (more)

Contractors License: How do I obtain a contractor's license?
Contractors must first obtain a license from the State of Nevada, Contractor's Board, 2310 Corporate Circle Suite 200, H... (more)

State Licensed Contractors: Do state licensed contractors need a business license too?
Any person licensed as a contractor by the State Contractor's Board must obtain a business license if:1. conducting ... (more)

Pickup Fee: I received a letter stating that I owe a pickup fee. What is a pickup fee?
When you signed up for your business license, you made an estimated declaration of your gross revenue for the first six ... (more)

Temporary Business: I want to conduct business on a temporary basis. What do I need to do?
Applicants that wish to conduct a business on a temporary basis must apply for a Temporary Permit. Please contact the Bu... (more)

Sales Taxes: Are sales taxes included in gross revenues reported?
No. Sales tax should not be included in gross revenues reported or the calculation of the fee.... (more)

Selling Food: What about selling food?
If you will be selling or preparing food, you will need to apply for a health permit from the Clark County Health Distri... (more)

Picket Business: Do I need a permit to picket a business?
No unless there is a group of 10 or more, per NRS 811.010 Parade and Public Assembly, call the Chief of Police at 267-45... (more)

Business License Late Payment: What happens if I pay late?
If payment is not received in the Business License office on or before the due date, a 10% penalty will be assessed. A d... (more)

Records: What types of records should I keep and for how long?
Original copies of all sales invoices and credit card slips should be maintained and available for a period of one year ... (more)

Business Fee: Why must I pay a fee to do business in the City of Henderson?
The fee imposed by the City of Henderson is solely for the purpose of obtaining general revenue. Business fees help pay ... (more)

Better Business Bureau: How do I find out if a company or charity has a business license?
The Better Business Bureau can help you identify which busi... (more)

Business Audit: Why did you select my business to audit?
We may choose a business randomly or because we identify various factors that indicate the business may be at risk of re... (more)

Liquor & Gaming Revenues: I own a restaurant with a bar and gaming machines. Should I include liquor and th...
No. Because you have separate licenses for the liquor and gaming, those revenues are covered under those licenses and s... (more)

What if I close or sell the business?:
If you choose to close or sell your business, please notify us in writing so that we may cancel your license(s). Be sure... (more)

Pickup Fee: I received a letter stating that I owe a pickup fee. What is a pickup fee?
When you signed up for your business license, you made an estimated declaration of your gross revenue for the first six ... (more)

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report : Where can I get a copy of the City's most recent Comprehensive Annu...
See Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports on-line in the financial reports section. ... (more)

License Renewal: Will the City notify me when it is time to renew my license?
Yes. However, it is your responsibility to renew the business license on time even if the courtesy reminder is not recei... (more)

Licensed Childcare Facilities: Can you give me the names of some licensed childcare facilities?
The City of Henderson does not issue business licenses to childcare facilities. Childcare licensing in the city of Hende... (more)

City's Budget: How can I get a copy of the City's budget?
The City's budget and other publica... (more)

Courtesy Audit: What is a courtesy audit?
This program was developed to proactively work with new businesses at risk of reporting and paying incorrectly. It is a... (more)

Sales Tax Permit: When do I need a sales tax permit?
Every business intending to sell tangible goods requires a State of Nevada, Sales Tax Permit. To apply or for questions ... (more)

Bill Payment: Can I pay my other utility bills at City Hall (i.e. NV Power, Southwest Gas, Embarq Telephone...
We do not accept payment for other utility services such as NV Power, Southwest Gas, Embarq Telephone, Cox Cable, Las Ve... (more)

Business License Late Payment: What happens if I pay late?
If payment is not received in the Business License office on or before the due date, a 10% penalty will be assessed. A d... (more)

Multiple Businesses/ Locations: What if I have more than one business or more than one location?
Separate licenses must be obtained for each and every class and type of business specified in the Henderson Municipal Co... (more)