Nevada Local Business, Insurance, and Government Resources

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Nevada Local Business Resources

To start your business in Nevada, you need to know the steps to register it first. Like any business in the US, you must start by knowing your business structure. This will dictate the documents that you need to fulfill as part of the registration process.

Once you have your business structure, you need to name your business. You need to do a trademark search to ensure the availability of your chosen business name. Once available, you must register it so you can proceed with the business registration process. You have 90 days to reserve that name and complete the procedure.

Next you must designate a registered agent. It is a requirement in the state of Nevada. You must also register your business for tax at the Nevada Tax Center . You must check with the Nevada Department of Taxation to determine which types of taxes are applicable to your business.

Finally, you must obtain a business license or permit. The required license or permit will vary based on the type of your business and your location. Each county or city will have its own policies on permits so make sure to check into that. The same goes with your business insurance. Make sure to evaluate which insurances are applicable for your business so you can purchase them prior to opening your business.

Local Insurance Info, Agents, & Companies in Nevada


Government Contacts

Nevada's statehood was rushed faster than other states due to Civil War issues and President Abraham Lincoln's commitment to preserving the union. In October of 1864, Lincoln signed the act that made Nevada the 36th state.

The state's constitution is patterned similarly to California's constitution. Like the federal system, Nevada's constitution is provided for three co-equal and independent branches of government (judicial, legislative, and executive). Today, the executive branch is the largest, with six constitutional officers serving for four-year terms. These officers are the governor, lieutenant governor, state secretary, state treasurer, state controller, and attorney general.

Today, the State of Nevada has been divided into 16 counties and 19 municipalities. There are also 17 public school districts and 158 special districts in the state. The state's primary form of local government in the county; elected county officials include the commissioners, district attorney, public administrator, and sheriff. Municipalities, on the other hand, use the mayor-council system as their government system.

See the main Nevada Page for county links.

Carson City

Churchill

Clark

Douglas

Elko

Humboldt

Lyon

Pershing

Storey

Washoe

White Pine