Business Services

EFFECTIVE June 4, 2020

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to Washoe County and the State of Nevada as part of the Nevada Phase II reopening.

Marriage licenses are available by advanced appointment only.

Government-issued photo identification is required.
Masks are required to enter all Washoe County buildings.
Only the couple will be allowed to enter the building.
$60 fee payable by credit card only.
(no cash, checks or money orders)


All other in-person services and transactions suspended.

Ficititious Firm Names, Notary Bonds, and Marriage Officiant applications can be done through the mail. Forms and instructions are available on our website.

You may search our website for documents and records. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please send us an email with details of your request to We will respond as timely as possible.

We encourage you to visit the Washoe County Health District coronavirus webpage for live updates and information on how to protect yourself from viral illness.

We're here to serve you!
Manager: Cathy Smith
Phone:  775-784-7287
The Washoe County Clerk is responsible for Fictitious Firm Name filings, issuance of oaths to Notary Publics and the filing of Notary bonds.
The Washoe County Clerk's Office does not issue Business Licenses. For Business License information, please visit this page. Our office locations and hours are listed below.
Reno Office
1001 E 9th Street, Building A, First Floor, Reno

8 AM to Midnight
7 days a week

Access to the Reno office after 5:30pm Monday through Friday AND all-day on weekends and holidays is limited to the 9th Street entrance to Building A. Street parking is available.

(775) 784-7260

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