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Mar 30, 2020

Business licensing is open. The Development Services Center is open to the public without an appointment, however, an appointment is strongly encouraged.  You can email license@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6281. Office hours are Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are experiencing high call volumes, so there may be long wait times.

The City has taken several steps to ease the burdens on businesses that have been forced to close during the emergency order. 

CURBSIDE PICK-UP

We are continuing to allow curbside pick-up for retailers, including alcohol, cannabis, and smoke shops.  Retailers wising to do curbside service must comply with the NV OSHA requirements, CDC Guidelines and the Curbside Commerce Safety Protocols issued by the Nevada Health Response.  Read the guidelines.

Cannabis retail businesses wising to do curbside service must comply with the Department of Taxation in conjunction with the Cannabis Compliance Board, NV OSHA requirements, CDC Guidelines and the Curbside Commerce Safety Protocols issued by the Nevada Health Response.  Learn more.

Time-Limited Permits 

We will continue to offer the time-limited permits for alcohol as described below:

  • Time-limited Curbside Service Permit (with food service)
  • Time-limited Alcohol Delivery Permit (with food service)
  • Time-limited Alcohol Delivery Permit (with primary package alcohol license)

Time Limited Curbside Alcohol Sales

The City of Las Vegas may issue a Time-Limited Alcohol (Beer/Wine or General) that will allow a business with an existing alcohol license (beer/wine, tavern, tavern-limited, etc.) and a food service license to do curbside pickup of alcohol with a meal. 

Permit Rules/Conditions 

  • Commercial locations will only be able to sell the types of alcohol that they are currently licensed for, i.e. a beer/wine licensee may only offer beer and wine with their take-out meals
  • Alcohol must be in the manufacture’s sealed container 
  • The city will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit 
  • Valid for 30 days
  • These permits can be applied for online: www.dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov
  • Up to 2 business days processing time
  • Permit is renewable only during the State of Emergency situation    

We will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit. This permit is separate from the alcohol delivery with a meal and package alcohol delivery permits.  All three of these permits can be applied for online at www.dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov through the licensee’s online business license account. Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov. Permits will be processed in one to two business days. 

Time Limited Alcohol Delivery Permit (with food permit)

The City of Las Vegas can issue a Time-Limited Alcohol Delivery permit for 30 days, renewable based on the duration of the current restrictions on businesses, which will allow a business with an existing alcohol license (beer/wine, tavern, tavern-limited, etc.) and a food service license to deliver a meal with alcohol.

Permit Rules/Conditions 

  • Allows businesses with an existing alcohol license and food service to deliver alcohol with a meal
  • Time-Limited Alcohol Delivery Permit is good for 30 days
  • Renewable based on duration of the current restrictions on businesses
  • Commercial locations only
  • Can only sell type of alcohol that they are currently licensed for; beer/wine licensee may only offer beer and wine with their take-out meal
  • Alcoholic beverages must be in the manufacturer’s sealed container
  • $100 permit
  • Alcohol must be delivered by owner or employee of business; NO third-party delivery (i.e. Lyft, Uber, Amazon, etc.)allowed
  • Individual delivering must verify the person accepting the delivery is 21-years-old or older
  • Employee delivering MUST have an unexpired alcohol awareness card and a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police work card, no exceptions
  • Owners and key employees already registered with the City do not need a work card, but must still have an unexpired alcohol awareness card

We will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit. This permit is separate from the curbside permit and package alcohol delivery permits.  All three of these permits can be applied for online at www.dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov through the licensee’s online business license account. Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov. Permits will be processed in one to two business days. 

Time Limited Alcohol Delivery Permit (package)

The City of Las Vegas can issue a Time-Limited Alcohol Delivery permit (Package)  for 30 days, renewable based on the duration of the current restrictions on businesses, which will allow a business with an existing alcohol license for package alcohol sales and whose business is primarily engaged in the retailing of packaged alcoholic beverages.

Permit Rules/Conditions

  • Time-Limited Alcohol Package Alcohol Delivery Permit is good for 30 days
  • Renewable based on duration of the situation
  • Allows businesses with an existing package alcohol license to do deliveries with just alcohol
  • Commercial locations only
  • Commercial location is to remain closed to the public, unless licensed for other essential service
  • If licensed for other essential service package, alcohol sales must still be done by internet for delivery (no curb-side service)
  • Can only sell type of alcohol that they are currently conditionally licensed; some package alcohol locations can just do beer/wine so they may only deliver beer and wine
  • Alcoholic beverages must be in the manufacture’s sealed container
  • $100 per permit
  • Alcohol must be delivered by owner or employee of business, NO third-party delivery (i.e. Lyft, Uber, Amazon, etc.) allowed
  • Individual delivering MUST have an unexpired Alcohol Awareness card, no exceptions
  • Employee delivering must have an unexpired Metro issued Work Card for alcohol, no exceptions
  • Owner or registered Key Employee with the City do not need a Work Card

The City will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit. This permit is separate from the curbside permit and alcohol delivery with a meal permits. All three of these permits can be applied for online at www.dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov through the licensee’s online business license account. Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov. Permits will be processed in one to two business days. 

Business License Enforcement on Businesses regarding Face Masks

Enforcement is being done at a local level. If a business is in city limits, www.lasvegasnevada.gov/citylimits, please email license@lasvegasnevada.gov to report a business not complying with the Governor’s Directive to wear a face mask in public.

Business License Renewals Grace Periods:

The renewal grace period has ended.  All businesses that were due between March 1st and June 1st have now exceed their grace period.  Beginning with the July 1st renewals all grace periods are back to 15 days from renewal date.

Applications

Applications for a general business license with the City of Las Vegas should be done online at dscportal.lasvegasnevada.gov.   

The Business Licensing Division continues to take general license applications online and work to process those applications in a timely manner. Communication will be conducted via email and by phone.  If you plan to come to visit us in person, please know wait times are longer and you must wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines to socially distance yourself from others.  You will be subject to a temperature and wellness check as well.

Privilege License applications must be submitted in person and by appointment only. Staff can be reached at blapp@Lasvegasnevada.gov for additional guidance.

If you should have a business license related question please contact us at License@Lasvegasnevada.gov.  Additional licensing information can also be found at https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Business/Business-Licenses.

As the situation evolves, the information above will be subject to change.

Resources

Memo Issued by Department of Planning on Land Use

Nevada Health Response: Covid-19

Southern Nevada Health District Coronavirus Reopening Guidance

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