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Storey County Code prohibits the distribution of flyers on the street at any time, including during special events. Interested parties must petition for permission.
A Storey County business license is required for each person, partnership, association, corporation, or firm engaging in any trade, calling, service, profession, or business venture in Storey County, as set forth by county code, whether or not they have offices located in Storey County. You must also have a business license in the jurisdiction where your business is located.
Each business location within the county must have a separate license. A trade show or convention held in this state in which a business previously described takes part--or in which a person who conducts such a business attends for a purpose related to the conduct of the business--also needs a business license.
Business licenses must be displayed conspicuously at your place of business and in such a manner as to be open to view by the public and subject to inspection. The Business License department must be notified in writing regarding any changes in business name or ownership, location, number of employees, equipment, machines, or any other contingency.
Detailed information on business taxation rates and downloadable forms may be obtained at the Department of Taxation website.
In order to obtain a Storey County business license, you will need to provide the following:
The Storey County Sheriff’s Department issues licenses for several specific types of businesses. Although the Business License Office will collect application materials for all businesses, our office will occasionally forward these materials--in the case of these specific types of businesses--to the Sheriff's Office, which will then process the materials and issue licenses. All other licenses are handled solely by the Business License Office.
Licenses for the following businesses will be issued by the Sheriff's Department:
*Please refer all brothel applications or questions directly to the Sheriff’s Office.
Generally speaking, if you ever wonder if you should call 911, then you should place the call. Our communications specialists are specially trained to ask appropriate questions to help determine how emergent a situation is and which emergency services should be dispatched.
Always call 911 if you are witnessing a crime, a fire, are reporting a serious illness or injury, and for alerting authorities to missing persons.
There are, however, certain instances when calling 911 is not appropriate. These situations include:
All vendors must have a completed, up to date W-9 on file with the county. Download a W-9 form and submit to the county department you will be working with.
Payments are processed twice per month and coincide with the commissioners bi-monthly meetings, as all bills must be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Contact the Comptroller's Office at 775-847-1006 for more information.
Storey County Fire District accepts personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, and credit card payments. You may pay online or mail your payment to: Storey County Ambulance Billing PO Box 603 Virginia City, NV 89440
You may complete the insurance information section on the back of your remittance slip and return it to us, and we will be glad to submit your charges to your insurance company.
The Paramedic and Ambulance service provided by Storey County is not a tax based system. While taxes provide a portion of operational funding, ambulance fees collected from insurance companies and those who utilize the service, along with membership fees for Storey County Ambulance Subscription Program, all serve to keep us operational.
Accidents that occurred prior to 2012 are available though our office at the cost of $1 per page. Accidents that occurred in 2012 and forward are now provided through CARFAX. Please visit the CARFAX website for more information.
Depending on where the accident occurred, it may have been handled by the Nevada Highway Patrol, which can be reached by calling 775-688-2500.
Yes, this is a community service we provide residents and businesses. Simply call the Dispatch Center at 775-847-0950 to set up a Vacation Watch schedule. We ask that you request this service one week in advance of your planned departure date.
To file a complaint, please contact the non-emergency phone number at the Dispatch Center, which is 775-847-0950. Your complaint will be logged, and an officer will be dispatched to evaluate the situation.
Please contact the non-emergency phone number at the Dispatch Center, which is 775-847-0950. An officer will be dispatched to check on the animal and take necessary action.
To obtain a concealed weapon permit, you must complete an application. Please note, there is a $37.50 Department of Public Safety fee for fingerprinting and a $60 Storey County Sheriff’s Office processing fee.
Additionally, per the requirements listed on the application, you must also receive a certificate from a local firing range.
Please visit the Storey County Sheriff’s Office:
205 S. C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440
We will be more than happy to assist you with your fingerprinting needs. Typically two cards are required, and there is a $10 fee for each card.
To start a neighborhood watch program, it is recommended that you first meet with your neighbors to determine the level of interest in a watch program and the special concerns of people in your area. Set up an initial meeting date, and invite your Storey County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch program deputy, John-Michael Mendoza, to the meeting (775-847-0959).
During this meeting, Deputy Mendoza can answer questions about crime in your area as well as assist you in organizing your program and utilizing it most effectively. Deputy Mendoza will provide you with Neighborhood Watch decals, and we encourage as many homes as possible to prominently display these decals (for instance, on a window facing the street).
To report a possible crime, violation, or burglary, please contact the Dispatch Center at 775-847-0950.
If you would like to dispute a traffic citation, you must visit the Storey County Justice Court to obtain a waiver of arraignment. You may also make your court date and plea “not guilty.” If you’d prefer, you can mail your scheduled bail and a plea of “not guilty” to the Justice Court and a waiver of arraignment will be sent to you. Once the waiver of arraignment is received by the Justice Court, a pretrial date will be set.
26 S. B St.
P.O. Box 674
Virginia City, NV 89440
If you would like to pay a traffic citation, simply mail in a scheduled bail prior to the court date or appear in court and plea “no contest” or “guilty.” Please mail in a check or money order made payable to Storey County Justice Court. You may also elect to bring it to the Justice Court in person: