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State Lands maintains original patent applications within our records storage and can provide copies of these historical documents for a small fee. for a certified copy of a land patent, please send the patent number, patentee last name and the mailing address where the certified copy is to be mailed to


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.For issues with this patent search tool, please email us at

Patents can be searched by Patent Number, Patentee First and Last Name, and Application Number. To search using a patent number, enter it into the search box.  To search by anything other than the patent number, click the arrow on the left side of the search box to select the field to search in.

after entering the search criteria, the map will zoom to the patent and open a popup of information. select the State Library Scan 'More Info' link and the scan of the patent will open in a new window.


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