Land Patent Inquiries

Land Patent Inquiries

State of Nevada Issued Land Patents

State Lands staff can assist with patent inquiries including patent or patent application copies, or certified copies of a land patent. 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. A scan of the patent can be viewed and downloaded using the Patent Search Map while the original documents are stored at the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA).

For a Certified copy of a land patent, please fill out our Information Request Form and send to The cost for a certified patent request is $5.50 per copy.

State Lands maintains original patent applications within our records storage and can provide copies of these historical documents for a small fee.

please see NRS 321.065 for Fees of the State Land Registrar

Patents can be searched by Patent Number, Patentee First and Last Name, and Application Number. There is also an option to find patents by Section, Township, and Range information.

Please read the Home panel on the left side of the map for full instructions.


Federal Patents

Federal Land Patents are managed by the bureau of Land Management. Here is a link to the BLM's General Land Office website  for help finding Federal Land Patents.

Here is a link to the BLM's Land Catalog web map application to search for BLM documents- including land patents.

Land Patent References

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