If you have applied for a business license in Clark County you will need to have
fire department approval before your license can be issued. No matter what type
of business you plan to open, an inspector will conduct an onsite inspection to
ensure that all safety requirements are met.
When you apply for your business license, there are several steps that must be
completed before the Fire Department becomes involved. Once zoning has been approved, and the remaining requirements are complete, you may request a Fire Department inspection.
In order to expedite your application process, please be sure that
your business is ready for the inspection. A Business License representative will have you fill out a Permit Survey form. If you answered YES to any of the questions, a Fire Department permit may be required. Your Permit Survey form will be sent to the Fire Department for review. The Fire Department will identify any required permits and will fax the form back to you. Make sure that you include your fax number on the form!
If you are planning to open a business that uses certain practices and
materials, you may be required to obtain a fire department permit. If a permit
is required, the business license will be issued AFTER the permit has
been attained. For a list of permitted activities, see the How-To Guides.
If your business deals with the use or storage of hazardous materials, there are
additional requirements that must be met before a license will be issued.
To avoid delays in the process, do your best to secure all permits and reduce or eliminate violations
prior to the inspection. The inspector will have to make a return visit if
violations are found that cannot be corrected at the time of the initial