Fictitious Business Name Statements vs Business License

A fictitious business name statement is not the same thing as a business license.

Not Required


The County of Nevada does not require a business license.


Where Business License is Required


There are two incorporated cities in Nevada County which do require a business license; they are Grass Valley and Nevada City.

If you are conducting business within either of the above named cities you will need to contact that city hall:
  • Grass Valley phone: 530-274-4300
  • Nevada City phone: 530-265-2496

Filing Both


There are some instances when you will need to file both a fictitious business name statement with the County and a business license with a city.