No. Original documents are not available to view on our web site, only
a summary of recorded documents. You must come into the office to view original
recorded documents in the Records Research public viewing area.
Our official records provide limited document information. As the deputy
recorder accepts payment for the transaction in our office, all record indexes will
be available for viewing and/or searching once the document has been indexed.
This process takes approximately 1 - 3 days, depending
on the current workload.
Office hours are 8 AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday.
The best time to record is early in the morning: before 10 AM and generally
between noon and 2 PM.
The busiest times are usually after 3 PM.
Wait times are generally the shortest between noon and 2 PM; they are
generally the longest after 3 PM.
Please note that Fridays and the day before a holiday are extremely busy
as well as the last day of the month. To expedite the recording process, please
review Recording Requirements before coming in.
Please visit the following link for marriage
Divorces are handled by the Clark County Family Courts. Please contact
them for instructions:
Information on Divorces
Visit our online records.
Search Online Records
Visit our information page on ordering copies of documents.
Ordering Copies of Document
People have felt the need to produce a record of their transactions and
dealings with one another since the beginning of human commerce. Some of the earliest
known writings have been found to be inventories, tax records and records of exchanges
Modern societies have found established archives valuable for tracing
and proving the legal ownership of land and other property and as a means of establishing
rights and claims to minerals, and structures.
The purpose of "recording" a document is to preserve it in an "archive"
that is accessible when questions of precedence or ownership arise. The Archive,
by providing equal access to all for both preserving and researching documents acts
as an unbiased arbitrator for the public good.
An actively updated central repository for a county allows persons to
both notify and be notified of actions that may affect them and their real property
without searching potentially endless databases for hundreds of companies.
(NRS 247.150/160/170 has the official definition).
Indexing provides a reliable means of locating a document that has been
recorded in a variety of ways. The index contains names of the principal parties
to every document, the date when the document or instrument was recorded in the
recorder’s office and the book and instrument where the document is recorded.
Indexing "provides constructive notice, without delay." Individuals searching
for documents that affect their lives or livelihood have instant access once indexing
The Recorder’s web site is intended to give you up to the minute information
on changes in recording requirements and other useful information. The web site
provides instant access to recording indexes without having to come to the Recorder’s
office in person.
All recorded documents become public record.
No. The Recorder's Office employees are not authorized to practice law
and are forbidden by state statute to offer legal advice. If you need assistance
in filling out your forms, please consult with your attorney.
No. Recording stops at 5:00 PM.
We need to stop recording at 5:00 PM to close out the recording day in
an efficient and timely manner. The results of after hour experiments led us to
the conclusion that stable, regular hours were better in the long run.
Yes. Title companies have control over when the documents are presented
Location and Directions
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