What is a Public Record?
Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 239.091 defines a public record as a record of a local governmental entity that is created received or kept in the performance of a duty and paid for with public money.
What records are available from the Building & Fire Prevention Records?
• Building permits and related documents from the 1970s to present. *
• Commercial Building Plans and related documents from the 1970s to present. *
• Custom Home Plans and related documents from the mid-1990s to present. *
• Subdivision/Tract Homes and related documents from the mid-1970s to present. *
• Hotel Plans and related documents from the 1970s to present. *
* NOTE: Documents may be limited prior to the mid-1990s
*Building and Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Documents from 1998 to present*
*Fire Prevention Plans and related documents from late 1960’s to present*
What are your research and copy fees?
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How do I get a copy of Plans and Registered documents?
Prior to producing and releasing any copies of registered material (stamped and sealed) prepared by architects, engineers, contractors, or other design professionals, authorization/permission must be obtained from the design professional and provided to the Records Office. Although public document records are available for public viewing, reproduction of registered material must follow established guidelines which require an original letter on the design professional's stationery signed by the original design professional or an officer/representative of the firm/company indicating their permission to release copies of specific documents on file with the Records Department. Please contact the records office for identification of the design professional at (702) 455-3029 option “6”. The following will guide you to the design professionals' information.
How long does it take to fulfill my records request?
Various records requests may be processed by staff at the front counter; however many records requests require the efforts of a dedicated staff member to perform the research and reproduction. Also, the Building & Fire Prevention Records staff receives an average of 5 to 10 subpoena requests per month, which typically involves a substantial research and reproduction effort. Subpoena requests take precedence as they have time-sensitive requirements. Some records may not be immediately available based on the imaging process.