Lookup Public Records in Washoe County, Nevada. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Washoe County, Nevada Overview

Washoe County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. The county was formed in 1861 and named after The Washo, a small Indian tribe that inhabits the area. The county seat is Reno. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2017, the county has a population of approximately 460,587 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,542 square miles of which 6,302 square miles is land and 240 square miles is water. Washoe County borders the following counties: Humboldt County to the east; Pershing County to the east; Churchill County to the east; Lyon County to the southeast; Storey County to the south; Carson City to the south; Placer County, California to the southwest; Nevada County, California to the west; Sierra County, California to the west; Lassen County, California to the west; Modoc County, California to the west; Lake County, Oregon to the north and Harney County, Oregon to the northeast. Washoe County has 26 zip codes. The zip codes are 89402, 89405, 89412, 89451, 89450, 89424, 89501, 89502, 89503, 89506, 89508, 89509, 89510, 89511, 89512, 89519, 89521, 89523, 89431, 89434, 89436, 89441, 89433, 89439, 89442 and 89704. The most populated zip code is 89502.

Washoe County Court Information

Reno Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and is divided into three main areas; the Citation Division, the Civil Division and the Criminal Division. The Citation Division deals with all citations issued in Reno Township. The Civil Division is divided into four areas; Small Claims, Civil Actions, Evictions and Stalking and Harassment. The Criminal Division deals with cases which are being prosecuted by the Washoe County District Attorney`s Office. All criminal proceedings in Reno Township, whether misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony cases originate in Reno Justice Court. A preliminary examination is held in gross misdemeanor and felony cases and the case is forwarded to the Second Judicial District Court for adjudication. Reno Justice Court is the trial court in misdemeanor cases.

Dexter C. Thomas, MPA, ICM Fellow is the Court Administrator/Clerk of Court of Washoe County. Thomas can be contacted at (775) 325-6500 or via email at dthomas@washoecounty.us

The mailing address of the Washoe County Courts Office is:

P.O. Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027

The physical address of the Washoe County Courts Office is:

1 South Sierra Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
Phone: (775) 325-6500
Fax: (775) 325-6510
Email: rjcweb@washoecounty.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Filing/Recording Fee Schedule for Washoe County Courts Office:

Washoe County Recorder’s Office Information

The mission of the Recorder’s Office is to record, permanently preserve, and provide convenient access to public records. The public records located in the Washoe County Recorder’s Office include documents related to real property, such as deeds and deeds of trust, homesteads, liens, easements and many others. This office is also responsible for recording maps, mining documents and marriage certificates.

The County Recorder’s Office records a variety of documents and maps, and maintains indexes to the records. The office permanently preserves the records, provides access to them for public viewing, and produces copies. Examples of documents recorded in the Recorder’s Office include:

  • Real property records (deeds, leases, notices of completion, etc.)
  • Financing documents (deeds of trust, notices of default, reconveyances, uniform commercial code (UCC) financing statement, etc.)
  • Maps
  • Unpatented mining claim records
  • Military discharge papers, declarations of homestead, mechanic’s liens, federal tax liens, marriage certificates

Lawrence R. Burtness is the County Recorder of Washoe County. Burtness can be contacted at (775) 328-3664 or via email at lburtness@washoecounty.us.

The mailing address of the Washoe County Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027

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

1001 E. Ninth Street
Bldg. A, Rooms 140/150
Reno, NV 89512
Phone: (775) 328-3664
Email: record@washoecounty.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Washoe, NV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009498,483
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200919,944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,554
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,037
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20094,125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20097,204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200950,241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20094,455
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200913,749
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200970,021
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,886
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,655
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200952,505
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200928,145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009851
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20099,582
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20097,819
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20094,187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,640
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20098,882
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200911,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009533
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,416
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20097,915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,043
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009382
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009159,120

Washoe County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1001 E 9th St, Reno, NV 89512, United States
Phone: 775-328-3663

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