Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) CPS records and Agency files are confidential. (NRS § 432B.280, NRS § 127.200)
DFS may release confidential records and files to the
following persons (NRS § 432B.290):
- Child or child’s attorney/guardian ad litem
- Parent or guardian of the child
- Subject of a report of child abuse or neglect
- Attorney representing any such persons
- Person who was granted a court order
Two types of requests are available.
CASE CLOSURE SUMMARY REQUEST
Processing time: Up to thirty (30) days, unless an upcoming court hearing is indicated. This request/report is only available to a parent, legal guardian, or person 18 years of age or older who is the subject of a report.
GENERAL RECORDS REQUEST
Processing time: Up to ninety (90) days, depending upon the volume of records requested. This request requires a brief statement explaining your reasons for requesting this record. DFS will strike out (redact) from the record any information for which the requesting party is not permitted access under Nevada and federal law. Please be advised that, unless the entire case file is specifically required by Court Order, Subpoena, or other specialized request, DFS will provide only the CPS Summary Report(s) and Case Notes for the relevant case.
To request documents, a CPS Records Request Form must be completed and submitted with the appropriate documentation. You must provide information as completely and accurately as possible to facilitate a record search and processing. Request form submission does not guarantee nor entitle the submitter access to confidential case documents in part or entirety.
Return fully completed form to:
DFS RECORDS UNIT
121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 159
Las Vegas, NV 89106-4309
Telephone: (702) 455-6683
Fax: (702) 384-4859