The City Charter, State Statutes, and the Municipal Code establish the City Clerk as the City’s official Recordkeeper. As such, the City Clerk is charged with ensuring the maintenance and availability of the documents needed to provide an accurate account of the actions of City government and those needed to safeguard the rights of the City and public.
According to NRS 239.010, all public books and public records of a governmental
entity, the contents of which are not otherwise declared by law to be
confidential, must be open to inspection.
How To Request A Public Record
Public records requests may be made via Contact Henderson. Submitting your request in writing helps to reduce confusion about the information being requested and effectively communicating your request will help ensure a timely response. Requests should identify as specifically as possible the type or record(s), subject matter, approximate date(s), and the desired method of delivery (email, hardcopies, etc.). Click on Contact Henderson then select “Records Requests” and the appropriate category; then click “Next”. Follow the subsequent steps to submit your case. If you are unsure which category to select, please choose “Other.”
Additionally, public records requests may be made by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (702) 267-1419, or by visiting the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 240 Water St., Henderson, Nevada.
The City of Henderson’s Public Records Policy has detailed information on requesting public records for both the general public and the media. This policy also lists additional instructions on fee assessment and describes the public records legally exempt from disclosure.
Fees may be assessed in accordance with NRS 239.055. There may be a charge for copies of public records and staff research time. Please see the City-Wide Public Records and Document Fee Schedule for specific information.