The city of Las Vegas is taking the next step to expand the types of businesses that can benefit from a multi-jurisdictional business license, saving owners time and in many cases, money. At today’s council meeting, the council approved a bill that would allow certain types of businesses to receive multi-jurisdictional business licenses. The bill also eliminates several license categories.
The city will now start working toward implementing a new category that will allow lawn and landscape businesses, professionals like architects and engineers, and delivery truck drivers, to receive one license to do business in the valley. Previously, businesses providing residential property maintenance needed separate licenses for tree trimming, sewer or septic drain cleaning, and lawn maintenance. The city also currently has two different licenses for truck delivery.
This is the second phase of a major effort to allow businesses to obtain business licenses in one location – no traveling to each jurisdiction for separate business licenses. In June 2012, the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Clark County created a multijurisdictional business license for contractors. The city of Las Vegas is the first jurisdiction to take the next step toward expanding the categories to include residential property maintenance; professionals including architects, and engineers; and delivery businesses.
The city will now work with other jurisdictions to create the new categories and expand the existing business license database. Once interlocal agreements are in place, it is estimated that at least 8,000 businesses could be eligible for the new multi-jurisdictional licenses. In the city of Las Vegas alone, approximately 80 businesses in the city of Las Vegas holding multiple licenses would no longer need more than one license to conduct business.
"This is the right direction for the entire valley, making it easier to do business in the valley,” said Ward 6 Councilman Steven D. Ross. “I am proud that the city of Las Vegas is taking the lead to expand the number of categories of businesses that can receive one license to do business.”