Washoe County Public Guardian

The Washoe County Public Guardian (WCPG) serves as guardian, by court appointment, for vulnerable adults aged 18 or older who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs. WCPG coordinates provision of services; provides informed consents; and protects, preserves, and manages the assets of our wards.

If you want to make a case referral to WCPG, please click on our "Referrals" link at left.   If you are looking for assistance in filing a petition for guardianship of a loved one or friend, please see "Second Judicial District Court Self Help Center" under our Helpful Links section.

WCPG also offers quarterly Family Guardianship Training for those who may be interested in learning more about the responsibilities of a guardian.  For more information, please look at our Guardianship Training section.

Guardianship is not an immediate emergency intervention.  If you have any suspicions of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please report to one of the following agencies:
Nevada Division for Aging Services/Elder Protective Services
(775) 688-2964
Reno Police Department
(775) 334-2121
Sparks Police Department
(775) 353-2428
Washoe County Sheriff's Department
(775) 785-4629