Public Records Request


Public Records Act

The Public Records Act as found in NRS 239 ensures that government documents are available to the public for inspection or copying within the constraints of the law.

    Request Public Documents

    • Complete the Public Records Request form and submit it using the contact information listed below
    • E-Mail the Department of Public Safety.  
      • Your request must be very specific and must include
        • Name, address, and telephone number
        • Date the request is submitted
        • Description of the requested record(s), detailed enough for the Records Official to identify the record(s)
        • Whether you want to inspect the record(s) or receive a copy
        • Specify the format in which you want the copy (e.g. paper or electronic)
        • Method by which you want to receive the copy (e.g. mail, facsimile, email)
    • Contact the specific DPS Division, if known, by phone, mail or email to make records request

      Nevada Highway Patrol Accident Reports

      To request a copy of an accident report pursuant to NRS 480.600, please contact your local Nevada Highway Patrol office.

        Fees

        There may be charges associated with the request for Public Records. The DPS fee schedule is as follows:

          • No fees will be charged until the total cost of the public records request exceeds $25. Staff time to comply with a public records request will not be charged.
          • If the request is deemed Extraordinary, fees will be calculated based on $0.50 per page copied or placed on storage media, in addition to the copying charges listed below.
          • No fees will be charged for the inspection of existing records, unless the request is for inspection of records that would require extraordinary use of personnel or technological resources.
          • Copying charges will be billed as follows:
            • Black and white copies, up to 8.5" x 14": - $0.10/page
            • Color copies, up to 8.5" x 14": - $0.50/page
            • Electronic media: actual state cost
            • The requester is responsible for actual postage costs.
          • All payments must be made by check, money order, or exact cash.
          • Fee Cap: The fees associated with extraordinary requests may not exceed $0.50 per page, in addition to in addition to the copying charges described above.

            Extraordinary Requests

            Requests deemed Extraordinary by DPS are those requests that require more than two (2) hours of staff time to fulfill.

              Public Records Contact Information

                Department of Public Safety
                Public Records Official
                555 Wright Way
                Carson City, NV 89711
                Phone: (775) 684-4556
                Email: dpspublicrecordsrequests@dps.state.nv.us