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Public Records


A Nevada State Record is..NRS 239.005(6) “Official state record” includes, without limitation: Papers, unpublished books, maps and photographs; Information stored on magnetic tape or computer, laser or optical disc; Materials that are capable of being read by a machine, including, without limitation, microforms and audio and visual materials; and Materials that are made or received by a state agency and preserved by that agency or its successor as evidence of the organization, operation, policy or any other activity of that agency or because of the information contained in the material.

The records described in NRS 239.005(6) are open for public inspection unless otherwise declared confidential by law. 

To request access to recent or current public records, please contact the specific State agency that created the records and complete a public records request form with that agency.

To request access to historical state records held by the State Archives, in most cases it is not necessary to make a formal public records request. The State Archives holds records of historical value once they no long serve a business purpose for the respective agency.  Please request records from the State Archives online via Ask an Archivist or by calling 775-684-3310.