Business Licenses

The Storey County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for business license applications and renewals for:

  • Alarms
  • Brothels
  • Businesses requiring liquor or gaming licenses
  • Childcare businesses
  • Door to door
  • Escort
  • Establishments that serve alcohol
  • Utilities
All other Business License Applications/Renewals are handled through the Business Licenses Department. You must obtain a business license from Storey County if you are conducting business, or if your business is based in Storey County.

A license is required for each location of business and is not transferable to another individual. Licenses are transferable when there is a change of ownership, business location, or trade name.

License Applications


You may obtain a Storey County Business License Application in person at our office or download a printable copy of the appropriate Business License Application, based on your business type.

If you have questions regarding business license applications that our office handles, please contact us at 775-847-0959 or via email.

When your license is approved, your business license will be mailed to the business address listed on your application.