Wildflowers bloom in the Sierra Nevada
Wildflowers bloom in the Sierra Nevada

Can I request a copy of my juvenile record?
The Department of Juvenile Services is unable to honor requests for release of juvenile records without a Court Order. If you are at least 18 years of age, you may petition the Family Court for the release of your legal history. Any other legitimate party of interest over the age of 18 can also make the request. A Petition form and Court Order must be completed - please note that the Petition must be signed in the presence of a Notary (we have many Notaries in our office for your convenience). Upon completion of these documents, they will be sent to the District Court at the Washoe County Court House at 1 South Sierra, 3rd floor. The Judge will then review the request, and if he/she agrees that the records should be released, the Court Order will be signed and returned to our office. Upon receipt of the signed Court Order, we will prepare the requested legal history and mail, fax or have ready for pick up. This process typically take two to three weeks.