The city of Las Vegas is making it even easier to open a business. New privileged licensing changes are now in effect, which reduce the paperwork by 75 percent and make many forms available online with the new streamlined Privilege Licensing process
The Las Vegas City Council recently directed the Business Licensing Department to streamline the process for privilege licenses. These licenses are those business activities that the council has determined require a high degree of regulation and traditionally consist of liquor, gaming, pawn and secondhand businesses. Previously, the process consisted of a general application, 18-page personal history, 15-page financial history and a suitability investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The process could take six months or more.
The new process streamlines the application process by reducing paperwork by 75 percent; the personal history is now six pages and the financial history is four pages. Many of the forms are available on the city’s website.