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Evictions

Eviction Notice Forms are located on the Civil Department Forms page.

Eviction Process

An Eviction is the act or process of legally dispossessing a person of land or rental property.

All required forms used in the eviction process must be issued by the Court prior to service.  A $71 filing fee is payable by cash, check or credit card at the time of filing.

Eviction procedures for:

Non-Payment of Rent
This is a 5-day notice for past due rent and contracted late fees only.

Breach of Contract
May be issued for violations of a written contract between a landlord and a tenant.  A copy of the contract must be provided at the time of filing.

Unlawful Detainer
May be issued after a tenant has been served with and has failed to comply with the following:

  1. Seven (7) or Thirty (30) day "No Cause" eviction 
  2. Notice of waste, Nuisance, or Unlawful Business
  3. Tenancy at Will

Service of an Eviction Notice may be done:-

  1. Personally with a witness;
  2. By Washoe County Sherriff;
  3. By a private process server

Upon completion of service, an Affidavit of Service must be completed and filed with the court.
If the tenant is served personally, they will have five (5) working days in which to either comply with the notice, vacate the premises, or file an Affidavit of Tenant, with the court contesting the notice at which time a hearing will be set.  If the tenant is unavailable to accept service of the notice personally, it may be posted on the door and mailed, obtaining a certificate of mailing from the post office.  In this instance, the tenant will have five (5) working days plus three (3) straight days in which to comply with the notice.

If the tenant takes no action within the time period allowed, the landlord may apply for a Lockout Order.  The Order must be signed by a judge and may only be served by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

Please refer to the fees section below for costs associated with this type of action.

Eviction Filing Fees

Non-Payment of Rent
Breach of Contract
Unlawful Detainer

$71
Affidavit of Tenant $71
Initial Appearance of Landlord in Response to the filing of Tenant Affidavit $71
Seven (7) day or Thirty (30) day No Cause No Charge
Notice of Nuisance, Waste, or Unlawful Business No Charge
Tenancy at Will No Charge
Order for Lockout $25