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Elko County, Nevada Overview

Elko County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. The county was formed in 1869 and named after Shoshoni word meaning white woman. It is said, among the very old Shoshoni, that this is where they first saw a white woman. The county seat is Elko. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2014, the county has a population of approximately 52,766 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 17,203 square miles of which 17,170 square miles is land and 33 square miles is water. Elko County borders the following counties: Owyhee County, Idaho to the northwest/Mountain Time Border; Twin Falls County, Idaho to the north/Mountain Time Border; Cassia County, Idaho to the northeast/Mountain Time Border; Box Elder County, Utah to the east/Mountain Time Border; Tooele County, Utah to the southeast/Mountain Time Border; White Pine County to the south; Eureka County to the southwest; Lander County to the southwest and Humboldt County to the west. Elko County has 15 zip codes. The zip codes are 89822, 89823, 89801, 89414, 89825, 89826, 89828, 89830, 89831, 89832, 89833, 89815, 89834, 89835 and 89883. The most populated zip code is 89801.

Elko County District Courts Office Information

The Elko County District Court has general jurisdiction over all legal disputes. This is the court where criminal, civil, family, and juvenile matters are generally resolved through arbitration, mediation, and bench or jury trials. The judges also hear appeals from Justice Court cases. The Justice Court handles:

  • Evictions
  • Misdemeanor crime and traffic matters
  • Other civil matters less than $10,000
  • Small claims dispute

The Justice of the Peace also presides over felony and gross misdemeanor arraignments and conducts preliminary hearings to determine if sufficient evidence exists to hold criminals for trial at District Court.

Elko County District Court consist of two departments which are Fourth Judicial Court, Department 1 and Fourth District Judicial Court, Department 2. Department 1 is appointed to Honorable Judge Nancy Porter and department 2 is appointed to Honorable Judge Alvin R. Kacin.

Judge Nancy Porter and Judge Alvin R. Kacin are both the District Court Judge of department 1 and 2 (respectively) of Elko County. Judge Porter can be contacted at (775) 753-4601 and Judge Kacin can be contacted at (775) 753-4602.

The physical address of the Elko County District Courts Office is:

District Court, Department I
571 Idaho Street
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: (775) 753-4601
Fax: (775) 753-4611
Email: fourjdc1@elkocountynv.net
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

District Court, Department II
571 Idaho Street (Top Floor of the Courthouse)
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: (775) 753-4602
Fax: (775) 753-3762
Email: fourjdc2@elkocountynv.net
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Family Court:
665 W. Silver Street (Juvenile Detention Center)
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: (775) 738-1551
Fax: (775) 738-5060
Email: familycourt@elkocountynv.net
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Filing/Recording Fee Schedule for Elko County District Courts Office:

Elko County Recorder’s Office Information

The Elko County Recorder’s Office is responsible for the recordation and permanent retention of Elko County Records. Examples of recorded documents are Deeds, Deeds of Trust (Mortgages), Liens, Leases, Mining Claim Records and a variety of property documents including all filed land survey maps. Vital records include Births and Deaths and Marriage Certificates. Elko County has records that date back to March 1869.

D. Mike Smales is the County Recorder of Elko County. Smales can be contacted at (775) 738-6526 or via email at recorder@elkocountynv.net.

The physical address of the Elko County Recorder’s Office is:

571 Idaho Street, Room 103
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: (775) 738-6526
Fax: (775) 738-3299
Email: recorder@elkocountynv.net
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Elko County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 571 Idaho St #3, Elko, NV 89801, United States
Phone: 775-753-4600

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