Apply For a Business License

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting the number of visitors allowed in the office. Visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distancing guidelines. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office. You may continue to submit all permits and business licenses to PO Box 1656 Lovelock, NV 89419. Permits only may be submitted via email to or Please feel free to call our office at (775)273-2700, to address any questions you may have.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your cooperation.

Residents wanting to open a new business or renew a existing business license may do so through the Pershing County Business License Department/Planning and Building Department.

Please note: As of February 2020, Business, Gaming, and Liquor licenses are being moved from the Sheriff's Office to the newly established Business License Department located within the Planning & Building Department. Licensing information on the web site may not reflect the most up-to-date information.

Download the Business License Application Form Packet.
Download the Liquor License & Special/Non-Profit Events Liquor License Packet.

Download the Business License Application Packet for Burning Man Vendors.

Contact the Pershing County Business License Department by phone at (775) 273-2700, or by fax at (775) 273-3617.