When a new business is coming into Las Vegas, the first step should be to check the land use issues on a potential business site. First, a business should always verify that the proposed location is zoned for the intended use. Second, the business should confirm whether a use permit is required for the type of business activities that will occur there. For example, jurisdictions generally require a special or conditional use permit to sell alcoholic beverages. Finally, for new construction and remodeling, the design of the building and site will typically require some level of approvals, in addition to building permits.
Most importantly, businesses need to factor in that these processes take a few months and must be secured before business licensing can occur.