Business License

Welcome to Storey County Business License Department. As a division of both the Planning and Building/Economic Development departments, the Business License office is an integral partner in the economic growth of Storey County. Our office issues over 900 licenses each year, including renewals.

Approximately one month before your business license expires each year, the Business License office will send you a renewal form, along with applicable fees.

Applications & Fees

Notice: Starting July 1, 2018, customers can file their applications electronically via Silverflume Nevada's Business Portal at

For a new business license, please go to the applications page. Here you will be able to print and complete your application. Applications-and all applicable fee(s)-should be mailed to:

Storey County Business License
P.O. Box 526
Virginia City, NV 89440

Application & Permit Assistance

In addition to issuing and renewing business licenses, our office offers assistance with business license applications and directing the public toward the appropriate resources for obtaining any other required clearances or permits. This helps us regulate and control all business activity within the county and ensure that every business acts in accordance with county and state laws.

Sheriff's Department Licenses

The Storey County Sheriff's Department handles applications for business licenses for cases involving:

  • Alarms
  • Brothels
  • Businesses requiring liquor or gaming licenses
  • Child care businesses
  • Door to door
  • Escort
  • Utilities
We look forward to serving you and welcoming your business to Storey County!