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Sole Proprietor/General Partner Existing Business License Reprint Disclaimer: These are the licenses that were filed on nvsos.gov or SilverFlume, only.

Are you a Sole Proprietor, General Partnership, or other entity not required to organize pursuant to Title 7 of NRS and wish to:
Sole Proprietor General Partner Other

APPLY for a State Business License

Form or Online Form or Online Form

APPLY for State Business License EXEMPTION

Form Form Form

RENEW an existing State Business License

Form or Online Form or Online Form

AMEND an existing State Business License

Form Form Form

CANCEL an existing State Business License

Form Form Form

EXEMPTION from State Business License

Form Form Form

To avoid processing delays at no extra cost - File Online where indicated above (in red) or paper file by completing the appropriate form and mailing, faxing or visiting one of our offices. See Frequently Asked Questions related to the State Business License. See questions and answers related to Exemptions from the State Business License.

Examples of Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships include (but are not limited to):

  • freelance photographer or writer
  • entertainer or performer not on a regular payroll
  • craftsperson who takes jobs on a contract basis
  • salesperson who receives only commissions
  • independent contractor who isn't on an employer's regular payroll

Do you wish to get a NEW State Business License and are a Corporation, Limited-Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Limited-Liability Partnership, Limited-Liability Limited Partnership or Business Trust already on file with the Nevada Secretary of State's office?

If so, follow this link to find appropriate forms and processes pertaining to your entity type: State Business License Process. See Frequently Asked Questions related specifically to the State Business License. See Exemption Questions related to the State Business License Exemption.


Do you wish to get a NEW State Business License and are a Corporation, Limited-Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Limited-Liability Partnership, Limited-Liability Limited Partnership or Business Trust not yet on file with the Nevada Secretary of State's office?

If so, follow this link to find the appropriate forms and processes to register (if a Nevada entity) or qualify (if a non-Nevada entity). Forms to register/qualify are also available on the Start a Business page. PLEASE NOTE: A State Business License will not be issued until the proper registration/qualification documents AND and the initial list have been filed. The State Business License application is included on the initial list form.

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