Are original documents available to view online?
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.
How often are the records updated?
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.
When is the best time to record a document?
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.
Where do I get a copy of my marriage license/certificate or search for a marriage record in Las Vegas?
Please visit the following link for marriage process information.
How do I get a divorce or an annulment, if I was married in Clark County?
Divorces are handled by the Clark County Family Courts. Please contact them for instructions:
How can I search for official records?
Visit our online records.
Search Online Records
How can I order copies of documents?
Visit our information page on ordering copies of documents.
Ordering Copies of Document
What is the purpose of "recording" documents?
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 of goods.
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.
What is "Indexing"?
(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 is completed.
How does the (Recorder's) web site affect me?
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.
Will the Recorder's Office assist me in filling out my documents or forms?
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.
If I come to the Recorder's Office before 5:00 PM, am I guaranteed that my documents will be recorded?
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.
Does the title company have complete control over when my documents get recorded?
Yes. Title companies have control over when the documents are presented for recording.
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