Nevada Public Records
In Nevada, all public books and public records of a governmental entity are considered public records. Chapter 239 of the State Legislature outlines the Nevada Open Records Act, which allows citizens the access to inspect and copy public books and documents. Exemptions include records that would infringe on personal privacy, information that could jeopardize an active investigation, trade secrets, and records whose release could endanger the public or the state government and its employees.
This page displays the more popular public record resources in Nevada. More databases can be found using the left-side menus. We recommend looking at the Categories displayed, or searching by county, as many records are kept at that level.
- Court System - The Nevada court system has four levels. At the first level are Municipal Courts, which handle civil matters up to $3,500, misdemeanors, and traffic violations & infractions. Second are Justice Courts, which handle civil cases up to $10,000, small claims, misdemeanors, and felony preliminary hearings. At the third level are the District Courts, which handle civil cases over $10,000, and criminal felony & misdemeanor cases. At the top is the Nevada Supreme Court. As the state currently has no intermediate court of appeals, the Supreme Court reviews all cases on appeal. Nevada Court Records
- Criminal Records - Felony cases and serious misdemeanors are handled by the District Courts. The Municipal Courts or Justice Courts may handle misdemeanors and infractions. For instructions on doing research or ordering official criminal histories, and for access to criminal record databases, go to our Nevada Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records - Birth and death certificates are provided by: Nevada State Health Division/Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706, (775) 684-4242, Fax: (775) 684-4156. For marriage and divorce records, contact the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred. For more information about vital records in Nevada, visit our Vital Records page. Nevada birth records are not searchable online. To order a birth certificate, write to the address listed above.
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|Company Search | Corporations, LLCs, Limited Partnerships, Trade Names |
Search Nevada Secretary of State records for corporations, Officers, Registered Agents, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, business trusts, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and business licenses.
|County Records |
Public records and county home pages in Nevada counties.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for U.S. District Court of Nevada Federal civil & criminal court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents.
|Driving Record |
Use this Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain ONLY your own driving record.
|Employee Directory |
Nevada Government register employee contact information by name, title, branch, department, or division.
Search for Nevada inmates by Offender ID or name.
|Marriage Index - pre 1900 |
Search for pre 1900 and some pre 1930 marriages in Nevada by groom name or bride name. Provides ID number, bride & groom names, county of record, place of marriage, date of marriage, volume, and page.
Search for obituaries published in Carson City, Douglas County, Ely, Gabbs, Gardnerville, Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Washoe County, Nevada.
|Official Nevada State Site |
Use the official state site of Nevada to find government offices, officials, agencies, programs, services, laws, and other information.
|Property & GIS Maps - Southern Nevada |
Search the Southern Nevada GIS Interlocal Agencies Geographic Information System for property information and interactive GIS maps. Search by owner name, site address, cross streets, or parcel number
|Registered Offenders |
Search this Nevada Department of Public Safety service for Megans Law registered offenders by name, address, social security number, zip code, or vehicle license plate.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search Nevada State Treasurer unclaimed property records by name or check your claim status.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Nevada or U.S. Nationwide for for tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments. Search Systems Premium database. $5 per search. Immediate results.
Browse by county for Nevada cemetery tombstone transcriptions.
|Companies | Start a Business Information|
Everything you need to know to start a business in Nevada. Includes a Nevada business search database.
|Criminal Histories Information|
Click on "Personal Nevada Criminal History" to view information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Nevada criminal records. Includes Department of Corrections inmate records, county offender registries, and Clark County District and Justice Court records.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in Nevada for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Nevada instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Historic Maps |
Search or browse this University of Nevada, Las Vegas service for historic maps from Southern Nevada and Las Vegas.
Nevada Legislature registered lobbyists and lobbyist employers.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Nevada to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Most Wanted | Escapees |
Browse this list of inmates that have walked away/escaped from Nevada Department Of Corrections custody.
|Protective Orders |
Search for Nevada protective orders by case number and respondent name and county of issuance.
Search by keyword for Nevada Statutes.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Signup and submit the UCC11 form to have the Nevada Secretary of State's office perform a UCC search for you. This is not an online database and it requires registration.
Search for your Nevada voter registration by name, date of birth and either driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.