Regional Street Directory & Street Naming Forms

Part of the land development process requires the naming of streets and roadways. This page includes information for street naming in the unincorporated part of Washoe County. City of Reno and City of Sparks manage street naming within their jurisdictions.

Regional Street Directory

Washoe County maintains a Regional Street Directory that includes the names of all streets and roads. The directory is updated regularly (usually monthly).

Street Naming Forms

The Street Reservation Form must be filled out and approved before filling out and applying for the Unnamed Easement Form or the Street Renaming Form.

The following forms can be filled out electronically and printed:

  • To reserve a new street name, please download the Street Reservation Form. Applicant is responsible for all sign costs.
  • To request a name for an existing unnamed street or easement, please use the Unnamed Easement Form. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee required to accompany this application. Applicant is responsible for all sign costs.
  • To submit a request to rename an existing street, please use the Street Renaming Form. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee required to accompany this application. Applicant is responsible for all sign costs.

Regional Street Naming Committee

The Regional Street Naming Committee (RSNC) is responsible for the approval of street name changes and the naming of unnamed easements not associated with streets created within subdivision or parcel maps within unincorporated Washoe County. The Board of County Commissioners is the appellate body for such RSNC decisions. 

In addition, the RSNC makes recommendations for new street names or street name changes to the city councils of Reno and Sparks. The city councils are responsible for such decisions within those jurisdictions. The RSNC consists of members from Reno, Sparks, Washoe County, fire departments, post office, utility companies, refuse company, and police departments. The Committee meets quarterly (January, April, July, and October). Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.