State Business License Requirements

Since October 1, 2009, filing and payment of the State Business License has been processed by the Secretary of State’s office. Pursuant to AB 146 passed by the 2009 Nevada Legislature, and codified in NRS Chapter 76 - State Business License, the authority for the State Business License was transferred from the Department of Taxation to the Secretary of State. For entities that are required to file an initial or annual list of officers (Title 7 Entities) with the Secretary of State, you will be required to file for the State Business License at the time your list is due.

All other businesses, such as sole proprietors, general partnerships, or others not required to organize pursuant to Title 7 of the NRS, must file a new application or renew their existing State Business License with the Secretary of State's office after October 1, 2009. Applications and renewal forms for non-Title 7 entities may be found here and may even be filed online if the red "Online!" link indicates online filing is available for that particluar action and entity type. For further clarification, see Nevada Business License Fee Frequently Asked Questions                  

Title 7 entities – A Title 7 entity is an entity organized pursuant to the laws of Nevada that files its formation documents with the Office of the Secretary of State. Title 7 entities are required to file an Annual List of Officers or its equivalent, and includes domestic and foreign qualified corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships and business trusts. For Title 7 entities, the State Business License application is included with the Annual List of Officers.

Title 7 entities  already on file with the Secretary of State's office may file the Annual List (including the State Business License) by completing the appropriate form, available here, and mailing, faxing, or bringing to our office. Annual lists may also be filed online IF NOT CLAIMING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE STATE BUSINESS LICENSE by clicking this link: Title 7 Entities File Online!

Be advised that effective August 6, 2011, Title 7 entities claiming a statutory exemption from the State Business License fee are required to attach a completed, notarized supplemental form to the initial or annual list: Declaration of Eligibility for State Business License Exemption 

Please include the following documents if mailing or faxing to our office Customer Order & ePayment Packet.