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Nevada Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Nevada, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers (or visit websites) listed below to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public record information may be accessible online, by phone, mail, or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain the exact address and ordering information.


Attorney General

Legislation Records

Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Records and Technology Division
333 W. Nye Lane Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-6262

Vehicle Ownership Information
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Records Section
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0250
(702) 486-4368 - Las Vegas Area
(775) 684-4590 - Reno/Sparks/Carson City
(877) 368-7828 - Rural Nevada/Out of State

Vital Statistics (marriage/divorce/birth/death)
Office of Vital Records
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-4242

Workers Compensation
400 West King Street, Suite 400
Carson City, Nevada 89703
(775) 684-7260

Business/Corporate Records
UCC/Tax Liens
Secretary of State
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-5708

Civil Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
201 S. Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City NV 89701-4702
(775) 684-1700


500 S. Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89155
(702) 455-4011

PO Box 218
Minden, Nevada 89423
(775) 782-9097

571 Idaho Street, #103
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-6526

50 W. 5th St.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-6300

315 South Humboldt Street
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
(775) 635-5738

County Manager's Office
27 S. Main Street
Yerington, NV 89447
(775) 463-6531

P.O. Box 2250
932 E Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415
(775) 945-2507

1510 E Basin Ave, Ste 2
Pahrump, NV 89060
(775) 751-7075

PO Box "E"
Lovelock, NV 89419
(775) 273-2342

1001 E. Ninth Street
Bldg. A, Ste 140/150
P.O. Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027
(775) 328-3661