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Smoking Lounges and Business Selling Tobacco Paraphernalia Require a Privileged License
A privileged license is now required for smoking lounges and for certain businesses that sell tobacco paraphernalia or designated substances. Click here for more information.
Short Term / Vacation Residential Rental
A business license is required for a “Short-Term / Vacation Residential Rental.” This includes any residential dwelling used for commercial purposes, or the making available for commercial use, of a residential dwelling unit for lodging or sleeping purposes, wherein any individual guest rents or occupies the unit for a period of less than thirty-one consecutive calendar days. Click here for information and general guidelines.
Mobile Car Wash / Auto Detail
Mobile Car Wash/Auto Detail businesses are administered under Las Vegas Municipal Code 6.54. Click here for information and general guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR BEER WINE OFF SALE AND PACKAGE STORES ON THE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
Over the summer the Las Vegas City Council passed several new ordinances to help make Fremont Street a safer place by limiting alcohol sales.
LVMC 6.02.361, Section 4, (A), Within the Pedestrian Mall, commonly referred to FSE, Fremont Street Experience, it is unlawful for a person to:
The hotel casino properties have all posted signs at their exits to FSE advising their customers that cans and bottles are not permitted on FSE and have provided plastic cups in which to pour their beverage.
The bars located along FSE must also adhere to this and may only sale beverages in plastic or souvenir type containers.
Changes to LVMC 6.50.475, restricts the sale of any single serve products containing alcohol for immediate consumption. In addition, the sale of alcoholic beverages must remain in the manufactures original configuration intended for re-sale.
LVMC 10.76.030 was amended to read “It is unlawful for a person to open and/or possess an open bag containing alcoholic beverages closed in accordance with LVMC 6.50.475(M) on or along the Pedestrian Mall. The sole penalty for a violation of this Section is that a peace officer or other officer authorized to enforce this Section may confiscate any alcoholic beverage associated with this violation.
LIQUOR LICENSE UPDATE
On June 18, 2014 the Las Vegas City Council updated the Las Vegas Municipal Code (Ordinance Number 6329) to increase civil penalties for violations of LVMC 6.50, clarifying that the director may suspend an alcoholic beverage license on an administrative basis under certain circumstances and adding a new condition to clarify that a licensee’s violation, or knowingly permitting an employee to violate a condition of an alcoholic beverage license, is a misdemeanor. The update also creates a zone in the downtown area where the consumption of alcoholic beverages in glass or metal containers is prohibited and the possession of open alcoholic beverages in original packaging is prohibited. The update also requires that alcoholic beverages bought at a package liquor or off-sale establishment within the pedestrian mall be placed in a bag prior to the customer leaving the establishment.
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