Open Public Record Act:

The Nevada Open Records Act enables an individual to access public records of state and local government bodies in the state. This means that, unless the record is declared by law to be confidential, all documentary material of a government body in Nevada can be inspected by anyone. They can also obtain a complete copy or an abstract or memorandum of the document. Certain records are deemed confidential such as if they invade personal privacy or contain information that will be used for litigation purposes.

Birth Records:

The Office of Vital Records maintains the records of births that have occurred in Nevada starting July 1, 1911. Because these are considered confidential, only certain individuals are deemed eligible to receive a copy of a birth certificate. They are:

  • Person of Record
  • Parents
  • Current spouse or domestic partner
  • Grandparents (respective child on certificate)
  • Child to the person of record
  • brother and sister (one parent listed)
  • Grandchild (respective parent on certificate)
  • attorney
  • public guardians
  • public administrators/probate officials
  • adoptive parents
  • adoptive child
  • legal guardian to the person of record
  • adoption agency
  • power of attorney
  • All of these individuals will be required to provide proof of their identity and their direct and tangible interest in the matter.

    To obtain a birth certificate, you can order online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. Take note that an additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using their service. You can also order a certificate by mail. You will need to submit a completed application form along with a check or money order for the appropriate fees. The cost of a birth certificate is $20 each.

    Marriage Records:

    Marriage records are not held at the Office of Vital Records. If you wish to obtain certified copies of a marriage certificate, you will need to contact the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. The Office of Vital Records can only verify if a marriage occurred from 1969 to September 2005. To verify a marriage event, the Office of Vital Records must have the following information:

  • full name(s) of the person whose record you are searching for
  • approximate date of the event
  • city and/or county where the event occurred
  • The fee for verification of a record is $10 for each name searched.

    Divorce Records:

    Divorce records are not held at the Office of Vital Records. If you wish to obtain certified copies of a divorce decree, you will need to contact the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted. The Office of Vital Records can only verify if a divorce occurred within the time frame of 1969 to September 2005. To verify a marriage event, the Office of Vital Records must have the following information:

  • full name(s) of the person whose record you are searching for
  • approximate date of the event
  • city and/or county where the event occurred
  • The fee for verification of a record is $10 for each name searched.

    Death Records:

    The Office of Vital Records maintains the records of deaths that have occurred in Nevada starting July 1, 1911. Because these are considered confidential, only certain individuals are deemed eligible to receive a copy of a death certificate. They are:

  • Current spouse or domestic partner
  • Parents
  • Grandparents (respective child on certificate)
  • Child to the person of record
  • brother and sister (one parent listed)
  • Grandchild (respective parent on certificate)
  • attorney
  • public guardians
  • public administrators/probate officials
  • adoptive parents
  • adoptive child
  • Estate Executors or Personal Representatives
  • Donor Networks
  • Insurance companies
  • title companies
  • DMV Liens and Titles
  • power of attorney
  • All of these individuals will be required to provide proof of their identity and their direct and tangible interest in the matter.

    To obtain a death certificate, you can order online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. Take note that an additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using their service. You can also order a certificate by mail. You will need to submit a completed application form along with a check or money order for the appropriate fees. The cost of a death certificate is $20 each.

    Missing People:

    There is no central database or clearinghouse for all missing person cases in the state of Nevada. However, you can still locate information on these cases by visiting the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) which is a national clearinghouse and resource center of missing person cases from all across the US. You can search the database using the person’s name, state, and county.

    Elected Officials:

    The official state website of Nevada provides links to the various branches of the government as well as all elected officials in the state. For example, under the executive branch, you will find a list of the elected officials serving the state such as the Governor, Brian Sandoval, and the State Treasurer, Dan Schwartz. You’ll also find links to the official’s website or webpage that will provide you with more information.

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