Nevada Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.

How To Get a Nevada Background Check Report

How To Get a Nevada Background Check Report

The Department of Public Safety is the government agency in charge of background checks for the state. They only allow individuals to request a copy of their own background check report. When requesting, the person must fill out form DPS-006 and submit it with a fingerprint card as proof of identity. They must also pay $23.50 per copy. Someone may also authorize another person to get a copy of their records for employment or other purposes. The state allows background records to be used for the following purposes: 

  • Adoptions
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Immigration purposes
  • Military enlistment
  • Personal use
  • Sealing your records

Some criminal court records are publicly accessible. 

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

A Nevada background check will show basic information and a full criminal history including arrests, warrants, convictions, and incarcerations. Nevada background checks will also show the person’s name, address, race, age, date of birth, gender, and physical description. 

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

The most common reason for a NV background report is for employment. They require dozens of types of businesses to perform them before hiring. They disallow the hiring of anyone with serious felony convictions in roles where the safety or care of others is part of the job.
Also available are public background reports that are pulled from many public and private sources to create comprehensive profiles to use before dating someone new, when finding an old friend online, before going into business with a new partner, looking up a neighbor or potential roommate. Those types of reports contain: 

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests and Warrants
  • Bankruptcy Filings          
  • Legal Judgments
  • Liens.  

  • Birth Records

  • Marriages and Divorces 

  • Property Records

  • Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership

  • Current and Past Addresses

  • Phone and Email Address

  • Professional Licenses

  • Relatives and Associates

  • Social Media Accounts and More

NV Criminal Background Checks

Nevada criminal background checks contain someone’s entire criminal history including misdemeanors, felonies, and severe driving offenses. It will also show sex offenses and any incarcerations including parole or probation sentencing. 

Gun Background Check

Due to its Brady Point of Sale program, gun dealers must contact the NV Department of Public Safety (NDPS) for a background check before selling to the public. The state is a point of contact for gun dealers rather than the FBI. The NDPS uses NICS for processing criminal records. The only exception for needing a background report are citizens with a license or permit to carry. Nevada performed 129,622 background checks so far in 2018. Of those, 26,831 were for permits, 57,524 were for handguns, and 32,903 were for long guns. 

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 127,434 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Nevada

State # of conducted handgun checks
Tennessee 290,067
Missouri 224,305
Kentucky 112,323
New York 108,936
Arkansas 66,321

States With More Long Gun Checks than Nevada

State # of conducted long gun checks
Pennsylvania 165,494
South Carolina 80,461
Utah 50,234
South Dakota 45,129
Maine 42,091

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

NV requires certain businesses to perform background checks when hiring new employees. They insist that employers use their Automated Background Check System (NABS) to conduct searches. Employers must get authorization from the applicant first. The following types of businesses are required by law to perform background checks: an agency to provide personal care services in the home, an agency to provide nursing in the home, a facility for intermediate care, a facility for skilled nursing, residential facility for groups, homes for individual residential care, long term acute care hospitals, a program of hospice care, nursing pools, a facility for the care of adults during the day, a facility for hospice care, a distinct part skilled nursing of a hospital, a hospital that provides swing-bed services as described in 42 CFR §482.58 , medical facilities such as hospitals that provide residential services to children, facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs that provide residential services to children, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals that provide inpatient or residential services to children, community health worker pool, peer support recovery organization, employment agencies that contract with persons to provide non-medical services related to elderly persons or persons with disabilities in the home.

Employment Protection

NV has strict laws on what information can be obtained and used by employers in the hiring process. For instance, only current convictions for which the employee or applicant is still on probation or parole can be used. The employer must get the applicants consent before requesting a copy of their criminal history. Employers cannot use or review any Nevada arrest records in a background check. The only exception to these rules is when hiring for a casino. Two federal laws also mandate employers, and they are The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use. 

Online Romance Scam Statistics

In 2017, there have been 226 victims of online romance scams in Nevada, resulting in $3.1 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 162 119,865
20 - 29 601 1,885,496
30 - 39 845 1,930,820
40 - 49 682 2,352,531
50 - 59 690 3,953,718
Over 60 804 5,830,060
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.