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Question added to topic Legal Basics For StartupsJune 4, 2009

Do I need a state and city business license for a web-based company?

I am the co-founder of an online food directory based in Las Vegas, Nev. We have already obtained a Nevada State Business License and I am unsure whether or not we need to get a city license as well.
According to the City of Las Vegas website (http://www3.lasvegasnevada.gov/Bus-license/), all businesses located within Las Vegas city limits need to have a proper business license.

In addition, if you are planning to operate your business from your home, you will need to clear this with the City of Las Vegas Planning & Development Department and obtain a home occupation permit.

The fastest way to get answers to all your licensing questions will be to contact the Business Services Division of the City of Las Vegas (contact information on website).

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.

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