We're Open For Business
Welcome to Fernley, Nevada! Exciting things are happening here! New businesses are locating in our community and existing businesses are expanding. Our beautiful mountain views, open space, and proximity to outdoor activities draw residents to this unique location.
We strive to provide a progressive business climate and make it our priority to help guide you through the process of starting a business in Fernley and to assist you in continuing to do business here. Our staff and City leaders are committed to working together to build an ideal community. Fernley's proximity to Interstate 80, Highway 95A and Highway 50A, as well as access to railways provide transportation routes for passengers as well as industry.
Our Business License Guide (PDF)provides a step-by-step outline for obtaining a City business license. Additionally, this guide contains contact information for various State and County departments for your convenience.
Are you "doing business in Fernley"?
Let's Get Started! First, are you doing business in Fernley?
- Do you have a retail location here?
- Does your business come to Fernley to perform a service?
- Does your business maintain a stock of goods here?
- Do you have commercial or residential (4 units or more) rental property here?
- Do you have a home-based business?
If you can answer yes to one of these questions, you are doing business in Fernley and you need a business license. To obtain a business license application please visit the City Clerk's webpage or call us at 775-784-9830. You can also visit us at City Hall, 595 Silver Lace Boulevard
Planning and Development
Have you chosen a location for your business or development? The City Planning Department can answer your zoning, land use, and City of Fernley Master Plan questions.
In our "Document Center" in the Planning and Development folder you can find our Development Code, Public Works Design Standard, Land Use Maps, and the Fernley Municipal Code. To contact our Planning Department, please call 775-784-9900 or visit us at City Hall.
To apply for a building permit, schedule an inspection, or report a Code Enforcement violation, visit our Building Department webpage. You can also contact our office at 775-784-9812 or visit us at City Hall.
To obtain a Building Permit Application visit our "Document Center", in the Building Department folder.