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Yes, a business license is required to operate a business from your home. You must comply with the performance standards outlined in the Mesquite Municipal Code section 9-8A-4, prior to the issuance of the business license. The fee for a home occupation business license is $25.00; this fee is charged in addition to the business license fee and the $35.00 application fee.
If you suspect there is a code violation, you may contact the Development Services staff and report a potential violation. A case will be opened and appropriately investigated. If a violation is found to exist, the property owner will be contacted and instructed to comply with code requirements.
The source of a complaint must remain confidential because it may result in a criminal citation. We also want the general public to feel comfortable reporting a potential violation, without fear of retaliation.
Municipal codes are written for everyone to follow, and not to judge ones character. The codes equally apply to everyone. We always appreciate anyone who is out to better the community, but length of residence, financial hardship or performing good deeds for the City does not excuse anyone from code requirements. To be effective, codes must be equally and fairly enforced for all properties, residents and business owners.
Violations run with the property, not with the person who created the violation. If you purchased a property that has violations, you are responsible for abating the problem.
The Development Services staff will work with you to establish a time frame for compliance that meets the requirements of the code. Depending on the nature of the violation, property owners typically have 10‐30 days to comply.
Yes, front yards require landscaping extending across the full width of the lot and along the front property line
A vehicle is considered inoperable, junked or abandoned, whenever one or more of the following characteristics exists:
Inoperable or unregistered vehicles may be kept inside of an enclosed area out of public view
It does not matter if you’re selling the car or not. Vehicles for sale are not exempt
Everyone’s interpretation of classic or antique is different. Age, collectability, rarity or perceived sentimental value does not exempt an inoperable vehicle from the regulations. Classic or antique vehicles are still required to be operable & have current registration
Residential properties are not intended to be long‐term vehicle storage or parking areas. Inoperable vehicles left behind by out of town owners are not exempt from regulations.
Lack of registration is one criteria used to determine if a vehicle is “inoperable”. A vehicle may be registered, but if it is dismantled, on blocks, ramps or sitting on a flat tire it is still considered inoperable
City zoning regulations do not permit vehicle repair businesses in residential neighborhoods. You can repair your own vehicle, if it is currently registered and operable, or if it is a project/classic care and shows consistent progress towards full repair and drivability.
If a vehicle has value from its parts, contact a licensed private motor vehicle wrecking facility. Some commercial wrecking facilities will buy vehicles that have marketable parts. If the vehicle’s value is low, they may haul it away free in exchange for its parts
As a property owner, you are responsible for the condition of your property. You have the right to call a towing company and ask for a “removal tow”, to pull a vehicle that you do not own off your property. Any cost for a “removal tow” is done at the vehicle owner’s expense
Open storage is prohibited in front yards or porches of a residential property
Yes, they may be displayed for 48 hours in a seven day period and they cannot exceed 4 square feet in area. Signs cannot be placed on City property, street lights, utility poles and medians. Signs placed on private property require permission of the property owner.
A‐frame signs for any purpose are not permitted in the city
Yes, it must be placed on the property and cannot exceed 4 square feet in area
Any person wishing to commence, carry on, engage in or continues in any business, trade, occupation or employment (including the making of deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise sold elsewhere) in the city, is required to obtain a business license prior to commencing business in Mesquite.
A business license is required when you conduct any business activity within the City of Mesquite even if your business is located outside the city limits and you have a business license from another jurisdiction.
Yes, if you are not paid as an employee, you are considered independent or self-employed and are required to obtain a business license.
The employer identification number or (EIN) is obtained through the Internal Revenue Services. This number is used as a federal taxpayer identification number. You must apply for an EIN to do business in the State of Nevada, this includes Sole Proprietors if they pay wages to one or more employees or file any excise tax returns. You may contact the Internal Revenue Service at: 1-800-829-4933 or visit their Web site at www.irs.gov/smallbiz
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. To apply for the license or if you have any questions regarding the State Business License, please contact the Secretary of State at 702-846-2440; or visit their Web site at www.nvsilverflume.gov.
Every business intending to sell tangible goods requires a State of Nevada sales tax permit. Please contact the State of Nevada, Department of Taxation to obtain the sale tax number and any additional information at 866-962-3707 or visit their Web site at www.tax.state.nv.us
If you will be selling or preparing food, you will need to apply for a health permit. Please contact the Southern Nevada Health District at 702-759-1000 or visit their Web site at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org
If your business name is anything other than your legal given name, you will need to file a Fictitious Firm Name application with the Clark County Clerk’s office you may contact them at 702- 455-4431 or visit their Web site at www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/Pages/FictitiousFirmNames
Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board:
Las Vegas555 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 2600Las Vegas, Nevada 89101(702) 486-2000(702) 486-2045 Fax
You may also visit their Website at www.gaming.nv.gov
Click here for a Business license application or they are available at City Hall in the Development Services Division, Business Licensing, located at 10 East Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV.
Please submit the following information, only if it is applicable to your business.
In all cases, a Copy of the Secretary of State Business License and compliance with mandatory industrial insurance are required to be submitted with the business license application.
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. To apply for the license or if you have any questions regarding the State Business License, please contact the Secretary of State at 702-846-2440; or visit their Website at www.nvsilverflume.gov.
If your business name is anything other than your legal given name or exact legal entity name as registered with the Nevada Secretary of State, you will need to file a Fictitious Firm Name application with the Clark County Clerk’s office. To apply visit their Website at www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/Pages/FictitiousFirmNames
Every business intending to sell tangible goods requires a State of Nevada sales tax permit. Please contact the State of Nevada, Department of Taxation to obtain the sale tax number at 866-962-3707 or visit their Website at www.tax.state.nv.us
If you will be selling or preparing food, you will need to apply for a health permit.
There are several business license classifications; the business license fee is based on the classification. Please review the Business Licensing Fee Schedule to determine the appropriate business license fee. You may also contact Business Licensing by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 702-346-2835 ext. 3305 to obtain the business license fee.
Yes, the City accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover at this time. Payments under $600 can be paid online at https://mesquite.onlinegovt.com. Please have your case number and online authorization code in order to renew the license.
Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 702-346-2835 ext 3305. We also accept cash or check by mail or in person.
Businesses based within the City of Mesquite require approval from the Development Services Division, Planning and Zoning, to ensure the location is zoned properly for the intended use and whether a use permit or other type of approval is required. In addition, a New Business Permit is required from the Development Services Division, Building and Capital Projects. Once all inspections and approvals have been obtained, the business license will be issued.
Yes, a business license is required to operate a business from your home. You must comply with the performance standards outlined in the Mesquite Municipal Code section 9-8A-4, prior to the issuance of the business license. The fee for a home occupation business license is $50.00; this fee is charged in addition to the business license fee and the $35.00 application fee.
No, you must have a physical location for your business, whether it is a commercial or residential location or is located outside of Mesquite. A post office box may be used for your mailing address only.
It is unlawful for any person to throw, or cause to be thrown or deposited any garbage, rubbish or debris in the garbage receptacle of another property owner.