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Public Records Access

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Nevada has very restrictive privacy laws relating to the release of DMV records to third parties.  Generally, a third party cannot get any information on a specific driver license or registration without a notarized release from the person about whom the information is requested.

There are exceptions for law enforcement, of course, and other parties such as insurance companies, towing services and government agencies.

The release of DMV records is governed by these laws:

Applications

All parties must complete one of the application packets below and submit the request to the DMV Records Section in Carson City. These forms are also available on our Fax on Demand service.

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Please contact the Records Section for fee quotes and other details if you desire a custom query or statistical reports.

Resources for Vehicle Records

See License Plate Surrender/Vehicle Sale for information if you have just sold a vehicle.

Opt-In/Opt-Out

Nevada law prohibits the DMV from releasing personal records for use in the bulk distribution of surveys, marketing materials or solicitation. The department does not track whether motorists have opted in or out of commercial solicitation. Records releases are governed by the laws listed above.

Contacts

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
(775) 684-4899 - fax