Located in City Hall (downstairs, room #4)
Most requested applications:
(must be submitted with Resident Business Application)
Resident Businesses are those who have a business address within the city limits of Boulder City.
Non Resident businesses are those who do not have a business address located in Boulder City,
but the business activity will be taking place within the city limits of Boulder City.
Business License Fees
Boulder City Code
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do I need to start a business in Boulder City?A.
Contact the Business License Office at (702) 293-9219 for specific requirements. Generally speaking, most licenses fall under two categories: Resident License, which is a business whose principal place of operation is located in Boulder City, and Non-Resident License, which is a business whose principal place of operation is located outside Boulder City.Q. Can I operate my business from my home?A.
Yes. Any business wishing to use their home for their place of business must first apply for a "Home Occupation Permit" through the Community Development Department. Certain criteria must be met before receiving approval. After receipt of the Home Occupation Permit, a business license may be issued.Q. My club wants to hold a fund raiser. Do we need a permit or license?A.
Yes. Raffles and other similar fund raisers are considered gambling. A special permit for these types of activities may be issued to non-profit organizations. The Boulder City Licensing Board must approve all Non Profit Raffle permits
. You can obtain the application from the Business License Office. Proof of non-profit status is required.Q. Do I need a permit or license for a garage sale?A.
Yes. Garage Sale Permits
can be obtained through the Business License Office at no charge.Q. Does my pet need a license?A.
Yes. All dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs are required to have an animal license
. Proof of rabies vaccination must be furnished at the time the license is requested. Licenses may be obtained at Animal Control or the Business License Office. Licenses are due January 1st of each year and become delinquent February 1st of each year.Q. Can I sell liquor and have gaming in my business in Boulder City?A.
Liquor licenses are subject to approval of the Boulder City Liquor Board and are issued for a period of one year. Gaming in Boulder City is prohibited.
Q. How do I file a complaint about a business?
A. Boulder City Business Licensing has the authority to investigate complaints regarding licensed and unlicensed businesses within the city limits of Boulder City only. This authority generally relates to a determination of whether a business has a Boulder City business license and whether that license is the proper license for the business activities being conducted. The department has no jurisdiction to investigate alleged criminal activities, the general business practices of a business, quality of workmanship, pricing of goods or services, or monies owed. Complaints can be directed to the Business License Office during regular business hours.
Q. What do I need to do to put signs up for my business?
Please check with the Community Development Department
before using or installing any type of sign, flag, or banner. Permanent and temporary signs may require review and approval prior to issuance of permits and installation. Temporary signs
shall not be attached to utility poles, fences, or trees and may not flash, blink, be illuminated, spin, rotate, block traffic visibility, constitute a vehicular or pedestrian traffic hazard, or cause a public nuisance of any kind. Click here
to review Title 11, Chapter 24 of the City Code in it's entirety for detailed information.