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Doing Business in Lincoln County

181 North Main Street
Suite 111
P.O. Box 329
Pioche, NV 89043
Fax: 775-962-5877
Telephone: 775-962-5165


The free business counseling is provided by the Rural Nevada Development Corporation and the Nevada Small Business Development Center. To make an appointment, call the RNDC office in Ely at 775-289-8519 and ask for Mary Kerner, or call Clint Koble, RNDC Counselor at 775-546-3198.

Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

Pioche Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln County Regional Development Authority


As of July 1, 2009, it is unlawful for any business to engate in any enterprise in Lincoln County without first applying for and obtaining a license or permit as set forth in County Business License Code. A standard business license is $40 for one year, a temporary license is $20. If you have any questions please call 776-962-5165.

Caliente is the only city in Lincoln County, so an additional business license is required to do business in Caliente. It can be obtained by contacting the Caliente city offices. The telephone number is 775-726-3132.

It is also necessary to obtain a Nevada State Business License to do business anywhere in Nevada. Please visit Nevada Secretary of State web site to obtain more information about the state business license and sales tax requirements.

2010-2011 Business License List - PDF document containing list of businesses licensed in Lincoln County.


Business License

Contact Us:

Cory Lytle: telephone number 775-962-5165

Business License Information Sheet - Please read this information sheet before completing the Business License Application form. Payment must be presented along with the Business License Application.

Business License Instructions - Please read this brief instruction sheet before completing the Business License Application form.

Business License Application Form - The Business portion of this form can be filled out on-line and printed. Print this form and fill it out to take with you to the Building Department in Pioche or in Alamo at the Alamo Annex. If you wish to mail your application, along with a check for the application fee, you may send it to:

L.C. Building and Safety Department
P.O. Box 307
Pioche, NV 89043

Once your application has been submitted to this department it will be placed in front of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for approval. They meet on the first and third Monday of each month. Once approved, we will mail you your copy of the Business License, which is to be displayed in a conspicuous place inside your business.

The forms below are pdf files that you can fill out on-line and print on your printer.

Fictitious Firm - Also known as "Doing Business As"

Temporary Liquor License - Complete this form if you need to obtain a temporary liquor license to sell liquor at an event.

Liquor License - Complete this form if you need to obtain a license to sell liquor as part of your business.



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