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Licenses required to operate an Electronic Security/Life Safety Company in state of Nevada

NOTE: This list is meant to be a general reference list for Nevada Security Association members.
It does not include every municipality that may require licensing. If you provide services in a certain town, you must also get the applicable state and county licenses. 
Information may have been updated since the time this list was compiled. Make contact with the municipalities where your company will be doing business for the most recent information.

 

State of Nevada Licenses

 

NV State Business License
Every business operating in the State of Nevada is required to obtain a State of Nevada Business License through the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State.
775-684-5708 
Link

NV State Sales Taxation Permit
For companies that do sales in NV (not service or installation)

NV State Contractors License
Northern NV: 775-688-1141
Southern NV: 702-486-1100
– Low Voltage C-2D 
– Fire Detection C-2C
– Fire Protection Contracting C-41
NV Contractor’s board does not require licensing for monitoring. Check with local jurisdictions for their requirements
Link

State Fire Marshall License
775-684-7530
– Type F 
NV State Fire Marshall does not require licensing for monitoring. Check with local jurisdictions for their requirements.
Link

 

County Licenses

 

CLARK COUNTY (most of Southern NV)
702-455-4252 Link
Business License – “Regulated Alarm business license” – the term Regulated is similar to Privilege (required for in-state or out-of-state monitoring companies also). NO multijurisdictional license available for Regulated Alarm license. 

Security Safety Sales License – for companies selling security equipment
Clark County Contractor’s License – Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas and Clark County all offer multijurisdictional contractor’s license. 

Sheriff’s/Work Card – Link  CC Code Title 6, 6.76.090 No burglar alarm systems licensee shall employ, and no person shall accept employment as an employee of a burglar alarm system licensee until such employee shall have registered and obtained a sheriff’s card.  Employers must appear in person at the LVMPD Fingerprint Bureau to obtain Sheriff’s/work card applications to provide to employees.  Or letter signed from business owner on company letterhead giving permission for key employee to pick up the work card application forms for the company. Name on letter must be the same as name on Regulated Alarm Business license. This application must be completed by the employee and signed by the employer. Renewal- 5 years.

Clark County Low Voltage Technician License – commercial jobs only. It’s not required for single family dwellings (exemption (N) in 22.02.200 of CC Building Administrative Code). Multi-family is considered commercial. Link

WASHOE COUNTY
775.328.3733 Link
Business License
No Privilege License needed in unincorporated Washoe County
Security Alarm License/Permit (through Sheriff’s Dept.) – Homeowner must get this upon installation

You can use the “Multi-Jurisdictional License Process” (pdf) to apply for licensing in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County at your home jurisdiction 

DOUGLAS COUNTY (covers parts of Lake Tahoe)
No business/privilege license needed Link

LINCOLN COUNTY
Business License
775-962-5165 Link

LYON COUNTY
Business License
775-463-6501 Link

NYE COUNTY
Business License
775-751-7040 Link

 

City Licenses

 

BOULDER CITY
(702) 293-9219 Link
Business license
Boulder City Contractor’s License

CARSON CITY
775-887-2105 Link
Business license
No Privilege License needed

CITY OF ELKO
775-777-7138 Link
Business License

CITY OF FALLON
775-423-5104 
Business License
No Privilege license needed

CITY OF HENDERSON   
702-267-1730 Link    Henderson Municipal Code 4.18

Privilege Alarm” Business license – required for monitoring companies and any company that installs alarm interface devices (i.e. panel). If you only install wiring or cameras with NO interface, then only need contractor’s license.
City of Henderson Contractor’s license – Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas and Clark County all offer multijurisdictional contractor’s license at your home jurisdiction. NO multijurisdictional license available for Privilege Alarm license.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS
(702) 229-6281 Link
Business license
Privilege License – Privilege license categories include the following: Burglar Alarm Sales, Installation and Monitoring 
City of Las Vegas Contractor’s license – Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas and Clark County all offer multijurisdictional contractor’s license at your home jurisdiction. NO multijurisdictional license available for Privilege Alarm license.

CITY OF MESQUITE
Business license Link

CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS
Business license Link
City of North Las Vegas Contractor’s license – Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas and Clark County all offer multijurisdictional contractor’s license at your home jurisdiction. NO multijurisdictional license available for Privilege Alarm license.

TOWNSHIP OF PAHRUMP
Business License Link
775-727-5107 ext. 307

CITY OF RENO
775-334-2090 Link
Business License – issued by the City of Reno’s business license division to an alarm installation company or monitoring company to sell, install, monitor, repair, or replace alarm systems.
Privilege license – for all alarm companies that cold-call or solicit door to door (re-apply quarterly). Alarm companies that sell by appointment only do not need Privilege license. Can’t use Multi-jurisdictional application for Privilege license.
City of Reno Security Alarm License – means the license issued by the police department to an alarm installation company or monitoring company to sell, install, monitor, repair or replace alarm systems. The term does not include a business license issued by the City of Reno’s business license division or a license issued by the State Fire Marshal for fire alarm systems.

You can use the “Multi-Jurisdictional License Process” (pdf) to apply for licensing in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County at your home jurisdiction.

CITY OF SPARKS
775-353-2360 Link
Business License
City of Sparks Security Alarm license a) Every alarm installation company and every alarm monitoring company shall obtain a City of Sparks Security Alarm License from the Police Department and pay an annual registration fee of $100 to the City of Sparks. The Security Alarm License required by this section must be obtained prior to the issuance or renewal of a business license for the period of time covered by the security alarm license. b) Everyone who owns or operates an alarm system must register with the City of Sparks annually.

You can use the “Multi-Jurisdictional License Process” (pdf) to apply for licensing in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County at your home jurisdiction.

 

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