Updates & Payment Methods

Business License Fees

A $25 business application fee is required for all new businesses, in addition to annual license fees. These business license fees (PDF) are in effect as of January 2, 2019. These fees include gross receipts for all Commercial businesses and new fees for businesses categorized as Industrial, Warehouse, Manufacturing or Distribution. The current fees are as follows:

Commercial Business License Rates

If total annual
Gross Receipts are:
0 - $250,000 $100
$250,000 - $400,000 $275
Over $400,000 $300 + $1 for
every $10,000

Industrial, Warehouse, Manufacturing or Distribution Business License Rates

Square Foot Pricing:

Fee per sq foot
1 - 10,000 $0.09
10,001 - 50,000 $0.07
50,001 - 100,000 $0.05
100,001 - 250,000 $0.03
250,001 + $0.01

Home Occupation Business License Rates


All home occupation $75.00

Out of Town Business License Rates

Number of Employees

51 or more

Business Update

If you are no longer operating or performing services within the City of Fernley, please complete the business license update form online or  email the City Clerk's Office.

Payment Methods

Check, debit/credit cards (Visa, MC, or Discover), money orders, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.


Please contact the City Clerk's Office at the number below if you need renewal information or would if you would like to renew your business license by phone.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need any further assistance in applying for, or renewing your business license, please contact the City Clerk's Office by calling 775.784.9830.