I need fingerprints taken. What is required and what is the cost?
  • One form of photo ID is required. We do not accept expired identification.
  • We DO NOT ink print.  All cards are printed from our LiveScan fingerprint capture stations.
  • For prices, please see Service Charges under Work Cards.
Can I get my fingerprints taken somewhere else?
  • Yes, there are privately owned agencies that process fingerprints and have the capability to submit them electronically to the state.  Privately owned agencies can provide fingerprints for limited services.
  • If you need to register as a convicted person, are applying for a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit or are applying for a Work Card, you MUST be fingerprinted at LVMPD, no exceptions.
  • Privately owned agencies are beneficial for miscellaneous fingerprint cards, for Sealing Records or for electronic fingerprint submission services for the gaming employee registration process.  Click here for a list of privately owned agencies in Las Vegas.
How do I obtain a work card?
  • Obtain a work card application from your prospective employer. Follow the instructions on the back of the work card application
  • Fill out both sides completely to the best of your knowledge
  • Ensure your employer signed the work card application
Are sheriff cards the same as a work card?
  • Yes, they are the same
Why am I required to have a work card?
  • City and County ordinances and the Nevada Revised Statutes dictate that certain employment positions require work cards
Can I get a work card before I have a job?
  • No, you must first obtain employment.  Your prospective employer will provide you with a work card application
What is the fee for a work card?
  • For prices, please see Service Charges under Work Cards.

We accept payment via credit/debit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.

When does my work card expire?

  • All work cards are valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.
How do I obtain a work card to work as a private security guard or a private investigator?
  • LVMPD no longer issues work cards for private security or private investigators.  
  • Contact your prospective employer or the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board for further information at (702) 486-3003 or visit their website at http://nevadapilb.glsuite.us.  
  • LVMPD does provide electronic fingerprint submission services for the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board. The fee is $32.00, payable by debit/credit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.
What kind of Identification is required?
  • Acceptable identification is listed on the back of the work card application
  • Two forms of identification are required; one of which must include a photograph.  
  • All identification must be original documents (PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
Examples of acceptable identification are as follows: 
  • State issued Driver’s License or State ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • DD214
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Birth or Baptismal Certificate
  • Social Security Card or INS authorization to work.
Persons born outside the U.S. or U.S. territory , including U.S. citizens born abroad, must show one of the following: 
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Birth Certificate 
  • INS authorization to work. 
Persons 25 years of age and younger must show an original or certified copy of their birth certificate. No exceptions.
 
How do I renew my expired work card?
  • You are required to re-apply. Obtain a work card application from your employer and follow the instructions on the back of the work card application. 
I was arrested as a juvenile.  Can I still get a work card?
  • If you were 17 years of age or younger and you were convicted as a juvenile in Nevada, you are not required to disclose this information on your work card application.  
  • Other states may consider juvenile acts as criminal acts and report that criminal history to the FBI.  
  • If you’re unsure, you have the right to apply.  Your application will be reviewed by a technician at the time of your visit.  Whether or not you will be eligible for a work card is dependent upon the ordinance or statute that governs the position you are applying for.  You may have the right to appeal a denial.
If I have been convicted of a Felony/Gross Misdemeanor/Misdemeanor, can I obtain a work card?
  • You have the right to apply.  Your application will be reviewed by a technician at the time of your visit. Whether or not you will be eligible for a work card is dependent upon the ordinance or statute that governs the position you are applying for.  You may have the right to appeal a denial.
How do I replace a lost or stolen work card?
  • Obtain a new work card application from your employer and re-apply.  Standard work card fees will apply.
What do I do if I need a Gaming Card?
  • LVMPD no longer processes gaming cards, effective July 1, 2004.  Gaming employee registration is governed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • LVMPD does provide electronic fingerprint submission services for the gaming employee registration process. The fee is $32.00, payable by debit/credit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.
If I have already been fingerprinted for a national background check, do I need to be fingerprinted again?
  • Yes.  Fingerprints must be submitted to confirm your identity and obtain the most current information available.
Is a work card valid for more than one employment location?
  • Your existing work card is valid only for the type of employment for which you originally obtained a work card.  Your new employer is required to complete a location change form and mail it to LVMPD within 5 days.
  • If you are working in a different type of employment than your original work card, you must obtain an application from your new employer and re-apply.  Since each type of employment has different denial criteria, you may not qualify for all types of employment requiring a work card.