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Business License Application

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The following documents MUST accompany your business license application\r\nOR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.\r\nAny applications submitted WITHOUT the proper documents and fees\r\nWILL BE RETURNED!

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*** Prior to filing your business license application, please check with Planning & Zoning, 775.353.2340, to ensure the business you plan to conduct meets all Zoning requirements for the chosen location. ***

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*State of Nevada Business Registration

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*Nevada Department of Taxation

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*State Industrial Insurance Requirement

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Fictitious Firm Name filing for Washoe County

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Supplemental Zoning Information (for new commercial businesses located within City limits only)

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*The first 3 items are required for ALL businesses who wish to conduct business within the City of Sparks.   Individual links to each agency can be found below.   You may also complete all of the requirements by visiting www.nvsilverflume.gov

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Nevada State Business License

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All applicants must file for a State of Nevada Business Registration prior to applying for a city license.  If your company is exempt, you will need to provide proof of exemption from the Nevada Secretary of State. They can be contacted at:

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Nevada Secretary of State

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202 North Carson Street

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Carson City, NV 89701

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775.684.5708

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Nevada Department of Taxation

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All applicants must contact the Nevada Department of Taxation to obtain a compliance document prior to applying for a license. They can be contacted at:

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4600 Kietzke Ln Bldg L Ste 235

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Reno, NV 89502

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866.962.3707

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Proof of worker’s compensation insurance

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All businesses doing business within the city limits of Sparks, with or without employees,  MUST complete the State of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations form. To download click here.  Print this form and fill it out.  If it is signed in front of a City of Sparks Customer Service employee, you do not have to get it notarized.

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Fictitious Firm Name filing for Washoe County

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If you are using a business name other than your first and last name, you must file that name with the Washoe County Clerk’s Office. This is not necessary if your business is a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, etc. and has been registered with the Secretary of State.  If you are going to use a business name other than your corporate name, or a DBA (Doing Business As), that must also be filed as a fictitious firm name.

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Washoe County Clerk’s Office

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1001 E 9th Street

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Building A, 1st Floor

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Reno, NV 89512

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775.784.7260

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**NOTE**  If you have a home based business,

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you must also submit a Home Occupation Permit.

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If you have ALL of these documents,

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