Work card issuance is regulated by Clark County Codes, City of Las Vegas Municipal Codes, and Nevada Revised Statutes.  The purpose of the work card is to regulate businesses, trades and professions that require a high degree of supervision.

If a work card is required for a position, the employer will supply a work card application to the applicant.  Employers must appear in person at the LVMPD Records and Fingerprint Bureau to obtain work card applications to provide to employees.  This application must be completed by the employee and signed by the employer prior to the applicant appearing at the LVMPD Records and Fingerprint Bureau.  Complete instructions are provided on the back side of the work card application.  Common questions and concerns regarding the work card application can be found on the sample application at this link: Sample Work Card Application.

Service Charges are as follows: 

Service            Charge 
Work Cards (New, Renewal or Replacement) $55.00 
Fingerprint Processing, Gaming/Security Guard  
1st Miscellaneous Fingerprint Cards

No Submission Required

Each Additional Card, No Submission Required  $2.00
FBI Background Check

(For those Work Cards and Investigations requiring them)


Payment can be made by:

  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
  • Debit Card
  • Cash 
  • Cashier’s check made payable to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Money order made payable to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.  You may call us during normal business hours at 702-828-3271.  After a brief recorded message, an operator can assist you with questions that may not be addressed here.  

    400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Bldg. C
Las Vegas, NV  89106
Located off of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Alta Drive




• Applicants with long or curved fingernails may be required to trim their nails prior to being fingerprinted, in order to prevent damage to our equipment. 

• Forms will not be accepted without a signature from the employer. 

• Fill out forms in BLACK INK only. 

• Forms must be completely filled out prior to arrival. 

• Two of the following forms of unexpired ID must be shown (One of the two ID’s MUST include a photo): 

  • State issued driver’s license or identification
  • Certified Birth Certificate - Persons 25 years of age and younger must show an original or certified copy of their birth certificate as one form of identification. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Social Security Card 
  • U.S. Passport 
  • Military ID 
  • Naturalization Certificate 
  • INS Authorization to Work 

• Persons born outside of the US or US territory must show one of the following: 

  • Naturalization Certificate 
  • U.S. Passport 
  • U.S. Birth Certificate 
  • INS Authorization to Work 


• Work cards may not be issued to persons with felony convictions. Each ordinance and statute has varying criteria for work card issuance. 

  • If you are unsure if you qualify, you may apply and we will review your eligibility. 
  • If you are denied, we will provide instructions for appeal proceedings if applicable. 

• Work cards may not be issued to persons who falsify the application.

** Beginning on May 17, 2022, the LVMPD Records Bureau will no longer be processing applications for child care workers. These work card applications will be processed by the Nevada Department of Public Safety. They will be in charge of processing fingerprints and background checks for all child care applicants within Clark County.  

Applications submitted prior to May 17, 2022, will be completed by LVMPD. 
Please direct any questions regarding the new child care work card process to the Child Care Licensing’s office.  They can be reached:  
In person: 3811 W. Charleston Blvd #210, Las Vegas 
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
By phone:  702-486-3822 
Additional information can be found by clicking here.