How Can I Obtain the Personal Effects or Currency of a Decedent?
Personal effects collected during the investigation of a death are securely stored at the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office. Please contact our office to set up a time to pick up property.
Currency collected during the investigation of a death is deposited in a special bank account controlled by Washoe County. Upon request, a check for the full amount will be sent via mail. This process generally takes three to four weeks.
Only the legal next-of-kin may obtain personal effects and currency of a decedent. Photo identification must be presented for all personal effects and currency releases.