Mesquite officials propose updates to business licensing code

MESQUITE, Nev. — Following an audit of the City of Mesquite business licensing code, the city’s Development Services Department is proposing amendments that will eliminate archaic requirements, clarify several poorly worded sections, simplify business license application information and establish equitable requirements among similar businesses.

The potential changes would impact cosmetologists, lawyers, insurance agents, dentists, doctors, miscellaneous service businesses and public utilities.

In an effort to make the code more user-friendly, the draft changes to Title 2 of the Mesquite Municipal Code also proposes creating some much-needed business classifications, while consolidating others. Several business classifications will also receive definitions or clarifications.

Among other revisions, a new chapter will be added to Title 2 for public utilities that will gather all the disparate public utility code sections and consolidate them into one place. Additionally, the public utility chapter will be updated to comply with Nevada Revised Statutes.

While reviewing the code, the business license team investigated neighboring jurisdiction costs on related licenses types and found some City of Mesquite fees to be too high, while others were too low. The team will recommend adjusted fees accordingly.

A copy of proposed Bill 503 is available at the City Clerk’s office, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., or may be obtained online.

If you have questions or comments about how these proposed amendments may or may not impact your business, contact the City of Mesquite Business License office via phone (702) 346-2835, email, or via post at City of Mesquite Business License Office, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, NV, 89027.  Individuals are also welcome to stop by City Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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