Patent Search

Patent Search

State Lands staff can assist with patent searches although this office doesn’t maintain copies of the patents. They can be found at the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA). These land patents document the transfer of land ownership from the state government to individuals and includes the name of the buyer, a legal description of the land, date of sale, any easements for roads and waterways and public utilities. Use the search tool below to access the patent search tool and the NSLA collection.

State Lands maintains original patent applications within our records storage and can provide copies of these historical documents for a small fee. 


State Lands Patent Search

 
Search by: Section / Township/ Range Patentee Patent #
 

The State of Nevada - Division of State Lands does not guarantee the accuracy, currency, completeness, or usefulness of any information displayed or implied herein. The State of Nevada - Division of State Lands provides this information on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and assumes no responsibility for any use or misuse of this information.

After submitting your search criteria, please follow the instructions provided on how to obtain a copy of the original patent from the Nevada State Library and Archives. To access their site directly without performing a patent query, please see Nevada State Land Patents.

Patent # Patentee Patent Date Township Range Section Quarters Volume Page
 

The Nevada Division of State Lands keeps the patent applications on premises. For a copy of the original patent, please follow these steps:

  1. Please make note of the patent number and volume on this page.
  2. Go to the Nevada State Libarary and Archives Digital Collections for Nevada State Land Patents.
  3. Select the Volume. Enter the patent number in the Search box. All Patents are numbered in a five-digit format (i.e. 00001).
  4. Click on the patent number to see a scanned copy of the patent. At the top right of the screen, you may download the patent as a tif file. This image file may be viewed with a standard photo veiwer.

 

For more information, call the Nevada State Library and Archives at 775-684-3310 from Monday through Friday 10am-2pm.
You may also submit a question for the Nevada State Archives using this online form.

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