Public Records

The Office of Public Affairs manages all requests for public records submitted to the university.

UNLV is committed to providing public records in compliance with the Nevada Open Records Act, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 239. The Office of Public Affairs is the designated administrative unit at UNLV responsible for accepting, reviewing, and responding to public records requests.

Contact

Cynthia Brown
Director of Public Affairs
cynthia.brown@unlv.edu

Alcinia Whiters
Coordinator
alcinia.whiters@unlv.edu

Office of Public Affairs
University Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Parkway
Box 451012
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1012

Phone: 702-895-3102
Email: publicrecords@unlv.edu

Submit a Public Records Request

Be specific and precise. Include dates, names, locations, key terms and any other pertinent information to identify the specific record being requested.

Provide your contact information including name, email address, phone number and mailing address.

You can submit a request for public records in one of the following ways:

  1. Through the UNLV Public Records Center (preferred)
  2. Send an email to: publicrecords@unlv.edu
  3. Mail a letter to:
     
    Office of Public Affairs
    University Nevada Las Vegas
    4505 S Maryland Parkway
    Box 451012
    Las Vegas, NV 89154-1012

Processing Time

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Nevada Public Records Act (NRS 239) and the NSHE Board of Regents Handbook and Policies. Pursuant to NRS 239.0107(1)(c) within 5 business days of receiving your request for public records the UNLV Office of Public Affairs will provide records for inspection or copying or notify the requester one of the following:

  • The University office does not possess the information and provide the name and address of the entity that does if known, or
  • The information cannot be available within five (5) business days and provide a date and time after which the record will be available to inspect or to obtain a copy, or
  • The request is denied.

Fees

In accordance with the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Chapter 4, Section 18, UNLV may charge for copies of public records as well as the extraordinary use of personnel and/or technology needed to respond to a request. The requesting party will be provided with an estimate of charges in advance. While NSHE Procedures and Guidelines require a full payment in advance, UNLV only requires a 50 percent advance deposit to begin work on the request, with the remainder due upon completion.

Fee Schedule

  • Ten cents ($.10) per page will be charged for more than 20 pages of copied records
  • Fifty cents ($.50) per page will be charged for requests requiring extraordinary use of personnel time (2+ hours) or technological resources

For more information about fees see the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Chapter 4, Section 18.

Check Payment Instructions

Make checks payable to the "NSHE Board of Regents" and include your request number (ex. R000012) in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to our office at the mailing address listed in the contact information or can be arranged for hand delivery by calling our offices at 702-895-3102.

Credit Card Payment Instructions

Fax the credit card authorization form to 702-895-6486 or upload it to "My Request Center" via the UNLV Public Records Center.