Nevada FOIA procedures
Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in Nevada. To read the history and details of Nevada’s sunshine laws please see Nevada Open Records Act
How to request public records in Nevada
Records requests should be directed to the agency in control of the public records.
Purpose and use
The law does not require a statement of purpose and does not place any restrictions on the use of public records.
Who may request public records?
- See also: How much do public records cost?
Nevada law allows the charging of fees not to exceed the actual cost of producing the record but does not elaborate on what factors are a part of that fee. In general, fees that go beyond the cost of mere duplication ar erecorded by statute, implying that departments should not charge fees for labor involved in search and duplication unless otherwise required by statute. However, in cases of "extraordinary use of personnel" additional fees may be charged. All fees must be posted in a conspicuous place in all governmental offices. An additional fee is charged for the transcripts of court reports and is remitted to the court reporter. Additional fees are also charged for information from any "geographic information system" that are meant to offset the cost of maintaining and supporting the system. The Department of Veterans' Affairs is exempt from any fees.
- See also: Request response times by state
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