Clark County temporarily suspends disciplinary actions to help local businesses

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The Clark County Government Center. (Courtesy: Clark County)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Department of Business License is temporarily suspending late penalties, fees and other disciplinary actions for local businesses as the community deals with the impact of the coronavirus.

“We realize the significant and, in many cases, devastating impact this has had on local businesses” County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said.

The county is taking the following steps to lessen economic stress on local businesses:

  • Penalties and late fees will not be assessed on business licenses that become due during April, May or June 2020 (this may be extended)
  • The status of the business license will be not be changed to delinquent status for license fees that become due during April, May or June 2020 (this may be extended)
  • Collaborate with business owners to allow payment plans for renewal fees
  • No disciplinary action for business license fee payments submitted after the due date.

“We are committed to working with business owners to help them get through these difficult times so we can all get back to business once this is over,” added Kirkpatrick.

At 6 p.m. on March 30, County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Congressman Steven Horsford held a Tele-Town Hall to discuss public health, small businesses, and coronavirus with Southern Nevada Health District’s Dr. Fermin Leguen and Corey Williams of the US Small Business Association Office of Disaster Assistance.

Listen to a clip from the Tele-Town Hall by clicking on the audio player below.

Congressman Horsford who recently voted in support of coronavirus aid said:

“Last week, I voted to support the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Support Act to provide much-needed assistance to our country’s workers, business owners and families. With this legislation, we are working to stop the spread of the virus and making sure that anyone who has lost their jobs or has had to close their businesses can continue to feed, shelter, and care for their families,” Congressman Horsford said. “I worked to pass this legislation to give help to Nevada families, workers and small businesses who need it the most.”

Congressman Steven Horsford

Corey Williams of the US Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance touched on the disaster loan process, working capital structure, disaster loan funds and small business assistance around the state. Henderson, North Las Vegas and many parts of Nevada are at the top of the list of small business operations hardest hit in the country by this pandemic. 

Business owners with questions about these changes should e-mail the county at this link.

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