Work Permits

Main Phone: (775) 328-3023

Permit Section Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Applicants for all permits or registration cards must present one of the following types of personal identification at the time of application:

  • Valid driver's license
  • State-issued identification card
  • Current U.S. issued passport

NOTE: The following information is required at the time you apply for your work permit:

  • Your full name and any aliases you have ever used including maiden names.
  • ANY AND ALL arrests, even if the charges were dismissed or not brought to court. Failure to disclose any arrests may disqualify you from obtaining a work permit. You must provide the dates of arrest, the offenses you were charged with, the degree of offense (felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, traffic), the agency which arrested you, the location of the arrest, and the dispositions of the charge (fine, jail, alcohol school, probation, dismissal, etc.).

CHILD CARE WORK PERMITS

Child care work permits are regulated by Washoe County Human Services Agency regulations, Washoe County Code Chapter 45.300 through 45.385 inclusive, and Nevada Revised Statutes. The purpose of the work card is to document and investigate all employees and owners/operators of child care facilities pursuant to the applicable statutes.

Requirements for those applying for child care permits:

  1. All applicants who are owner/operator of a facility must bring with them a signed "hire slip" from Washoe County Human Services Agency. Applicants who are being employed by a facility as a caregiver, must bring with them a signed “hire slip” from the director of the employing facility.
  2. All applicants are required to complete an application packet which includes a form that allows the Sheriff's Office to inform your employer and Washoe County Human Services Agency as to the status of your application.
  3. See Service Charge Schedule for cost of new, renewal or replacement work permit. 
  4. Fingerprints will be taken at time of application for both a state-wide and a national records check. Fingerprints are mandatory when first applying for a child care work permit and every five years thereafter.  Fingerprints will not be submitted for juveniles under the age of 18.
  5. Your photo must be taken for the work permit.

The following criminal arrests/convictions will disqualify a person from obtaining a Child Care Work Permit. Other arrests/convictions may also be disqualifying:

  1. Failure to disclose, mislead, or misstate any material on application.
  2. Conviction of any crime against children.
  3. Conviction of any felony or gross misdemeanor.
  4. Conviction of any sexual offense.
  5. Conviction involving the use of a controlled substance.
  6. Conviction of arson.
  7. Any conviction of Chapter 200, 201, and/or 202 in the Nevada Revised Statutes.
  8. Conviction of any battery, including domestic.
  9. Conviction of DUI in the preceeding 5 years.

All child care applications are forwarded to Washoe County Human Services Agency for review prior to a permit being issued.

LIQUOR WORK PERMITS

Liquor work permits are regulated by Washoe County Code Chapter 30.

  1. All applicants must have a "hire slip" signed by the employer.
  2. All applicants are required to complete an application packet which includes a form that allows the Sheriff's Office to inform your employer as to the status of your application.
  3. See Service Charge Schedule for cost of new, renewal or replacement work permit.
  4. Fingerprints will be taken at time of application/renewal for both a state-wide and a national records check.
  5. Applicants are required to have a photograph taken for their work permit card.

Liquor work permits are issued for a period of five years. Convictions of numerous Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol-related offenses may disqualify you from obtaining a work permit.

LOCKSMITH WORK PERMITS

Locksmith permits are regulated by Nevada Revised Statute 655.070 and Washoe County Code Chapter 25.

  1. All applicants must have a "hire slip" signed by the employer. Owners must present a current Washoe County business license.
  2. All applicants are required to complete an application packet which includes a form that allows the Sheriff's Office to inform your employer as to the status of your application.
  3. See Service Charge Schedule for cost of new or renewal work permit.
  4. Fingerprints will be taken at time of application/renewal for both a state-wide and a national records check.

Locksmith work permits are issued for a period of five years.

PEDDLER AND SOLICITOR WORK PERMITS

Peddler and Solicitor work permits are regulated by Washoe County Code Chapter 25. Prior to coming to the Sheriff's Office for a permit, all Solicitors and Peddlers must be approved at the Business License Division located at 1001 E. 9th Street in Reno.

  1. All applicants must have a "hire slip" signed by the employer.
  2. See Service Charge Schedule for the cost of a Peddler or a Solicitor work permit.
  3. Fingerprints will be taken at time of application/renewal for both a state-wide and a national records check.
  4. A photo will be taken for a work permit card.

Solicitor and Peddler permits are valid for a period not to exceed 5 years.

MARIJUANA REGISTRATION CARDS

All Marijuana Establishments and Marijuana Employee/Volunteers are regulated by Washoe County Business License, Washoe County Code Chapter 25.700 and Nevada Revised Statutes.  The purpose of the registration card is to document and investigate all employees and volunteers of Marijuana Establishments pursuant to the applicable statutes.

See Marijuana Registration Card Page for further information and Service Charge Shedule.

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