Fees & Payment Methods

Business License Fees

A $25 business application fee is required for all new businesses. New business license fees (PDF) will be in effect beginning January 1, 2017. These new fees include gross receipts for all Commercial businesses. The current fees are as follows:

Commercial Business License Rates

Number of Employees

Home Occupation Business License Rates

Type Fee
All home occupation  

In-Home Child Care Business License Rates

Number of Children Fee
1-4 $50
5-6 $75

Out of Town Business License Rates

Number of Employees Fee
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.

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.

Payment Methods

Check, debit / credit cards (Visa, MC, or Discover), money orders, and cash are acceptable methods of payment. City business licenses can be renewed using the State of Nevada business license portal .