The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issues work cards in accordance with provisions prescribed by Nevada Revised Statute, Clark County Ordinances, and Las Vegas Municipal Code.

Effective July 1, 2023

Non-refundable fees:

New Application$62.00
Renewal Application
Name Change$25.00
FBI Background Check$40.25


Work Cards

  • Work cards are valid for 5 years from date of issuance.
  • Work card is valid only for the type of employment for which you originally obtained your work card.  Your new employer is required to complete a location change form and submit it to LVMPD within 5 days.
  • If you are working in a different type of employment than your original work card, you must obtain a signed application from your new employer and re-apply for a work card.
  • Work cards may not be issued to persons with felony convictions.
  • Work cards may not be issued to persons who falsify the application.

  • Applicants with fingernails at a length or curvature which would not produce a good fingerprint and/or damage the LiveScan glass screen, will be required to trim their nails prior to being fingerprinted.
  • Applications will not be accepted without the original signature of your employer.
  • Applications must be completed in BLACK INK ONLY.
  • Applications must be completed PRIOR to arrival.
  • Applicants must have two forms of valid ID (one of the two forms of ID MUST include a photo):
    • State ID, Real ID or driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
    • United States Passport
    • Military ID
    • Certified Birth Certificate *Persons 25 years of age and younger MUST show an original or certified copy of their birth certificate or REAL ID Card*.
    • Social Security Card
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • INS Authorization to Work
  • Applicants born outside of the United States or United States Territory, an additional form of identification is required:
    • United States Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certified United States Birth Certificate
    • INS Authorization to Work


Child Care Work Cards

As of May 17, 2022, the LVMPD will no longer process work card applications for child care workers.

Please direct any questions regarding the child care work card process to:

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public and Behavioral - Child Care Licensing 

3811 W. Charleston Blvd #210

Las Vegas, NV 89102

Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

By email:

By phone:  702-486-3822

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