Public Records

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

About

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.

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

Contact

Cynthia Brown
Senior Director of Public Affairs
cynthia.brown@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

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, no later than the end of the fifth business day of receiving a request for public records, UNLV shall do one of the following:

  • Allow the person to inspect or copy the public record or distribute to the requester a copy of the record; or
  • Notify the requester that UNLV does not have legal custody or control of the record, providing the name and address of the entity that does, if known; or
  • Provide notice in writing that UNLV is unable to make the public book or record available within five (5) business days, including notice of the earliest date and time after which UNLV reasonably believes the record will be made available to the requester. If the public book or record is not available by that estimated date and time, UNLV will provide a reason the public book or record is not available and a date and time for completion of the request. UNLV may also work with the requester to focus their request to maximize the likelihood the requester will receive access to the desired record(s) as expeditiously as possible; or
  • Deny the request, citing the specific statute or other legal authority that makes the public book or record confidential. Please note that UNLV may deny a request in this manner after the initial five day period when the request requires additional time to gather, research and review the requested records.