General Information

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Does the Recorder's Office have copies of birth and death records?
No, the Recorder's Office does not have birth and death records, they are kept by the Washoe County Health District. You can contact them via phone at 775-328-2456.

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Does the Recorder's Office provide blank forms for the public to use?
The Recorder's Office only provides Homestead and Abandonment of Homestead forms. You can obtain other document forms from local office supply stores, or legal counsel can draw them up.

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Can I record a copy of a document?

No, documents must be original to be recorded. However, we will accept a copy of a DD214 (military discharge) for recording, and we will supply you with two certified copies at no charge.

Court certified copies may also be recorded.



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Does the Recorder's Office report recorded documents to the credit bureaus?

No, the Recorder's Office does not report any information to any of the credit bureaus. However, credit bureaus can access the public records and information found (such as liens and judgements) may then be reflected on your report.

For information about items on your credit report, please contact the reporting credit bureau directly.



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Does the Recorder's Office have copies of divorce records for Washoe County?

No, the Recorder's Office does not have divorce records. You can obtain divorce records for Washoe County from the Second Judicial District Court.

Divorces are generally filed with the court in the county where the divorce occurred, not where the marriage occurred.



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Are there fees to record online?

Any fees to set up an eRecording account are determined by the eRecording vendor.

See our page on eRecording for more information.



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What forms of payment does the Washoe County Recorder accept?

The Recorder's office will accept cash, check (with ID), money order/cashier's check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) as payment for recording fees, transfer tax and document copy orders including certified copies of marriage certificates.

If paying with a credit or debit card, a 3.5% processing fee will apply.



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What are the Recorder's Office hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT
(closed on legal holidays)

Our physical location is:

1001 E. Ninth Street
Bldg. A, Rooms 140/150
Reno, NV 89512



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What are the Washoe County Recorder's Office business hours and contact information?

Hours

Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT
We are closed on legal holidays.

Phone

Real Estate Department
(775) 328-3661
(775) 325-8010 (fax)

Marriage Department
(775) 328-3660
(775) 325-8009 (fax)

Map Department
(775) 328-3663
(775) 325-8009 (fax)

Email

Real Estate Records
record@washoecounty.us

Marriage Records
recordmar@washoecounty.us

Address

Office Location
1001 E. Ninth Street
Bldg. A, Rooms 140/150
Reno, NV 89512

Mailing Address
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027



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What can I do if the image of my document does not display?

Images for documents recorded prior to 8/16/99 are not available online at this time. For official plain copies or certified copies of documents recorded prior to this date, please contact our copy department at 775-328-3660, or fax the request to 775-325-8009.

Images of documents in our EagleWeb system display using Adobe PDF technology. If your computer will not display one of our documents, you may need to install, update, or enable Adobe Reader on your computer.

To obtain Adobe Reader, visit the Adobe website. For troubleshooting assistance, see Adobe's support site.

An alternative to Adobe Reader is using the Google Chrome web browser, which has built-in PDF support.



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Does the Recorder's Office have a notary public available?
Sorry, we do not have a notary public available in the office. There are companies that offer notary services, such as The UPS Store and some banking institutions.

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How do I obtain copies of documents from the Recorder's Office?

You can contact our office by phone to order copies of recorded documents:

Real Estate Department
(775) 328-3661
(775) 325-8010 (fax)

Marriage Department
(775) 328-3660
(775) 325-8009 (fax)

Map Department
(775) 328-3663
(775) 325-8009 (fax)

Or you can mail in a request for copies of recorded documents:

Mailing Address
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027

You can also search our records online and print unofficial copies with a watermark for no charge.



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How do I record online?
You can record documents online through one of our approved eRecording vendors. See our page on eRecording for more information.

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How do I search online for recorded documents?

Washoe County Recorder's Office recorded documents are available to search through our EagleWeb system.  

The grantor/grantee index provided on this web site will enable the searching of the public records in the Washoe County Recorder's official records from 11/19/1991 to present. Available images are "unofficial" copies in order to comply with the statutory charges of $1.00 per page.
Our records, by statute, are indexed in alphabetical order by name (last name, space, first name; no comma). You will need at least one of the parties' names and approximate date of the transaction to do a search. You may also search for information by a specific field or combination of fields presented here. This will help you limit your search. You will not be able to search by address, legal description or tax parcel number. For additional information by tax parcel number please contact the Washoe County Assessor at 775-328-2277 or visit their website at www.washoecounty.us/assessor. For official plain copies or certified copies of documents or inquiries on documents prior to 11/19/1991 please contact our office in Reno at 775-328-3660. You may e-mail us at record@washoecounty.us.


It is possible that the document you are researching is not recorded with this office.



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Does the Recorder's Office keep original documents?
No. If the document is recorded in person at our office, the original is handed back to the customer after being recorded and scanned. If received through the mail, the original document is immediately returned after recording to the return address on the envelope (or to the address indicated on a return envelope, if provided). An eRecorded document is electronically returned to the submitter right after recording.

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Can I get help preparing a document in the Recorder's Office?
Per NRS 7.285, we are prohibited from advising you on the type of forms that are needed, from helping fill out forms, or from giving legal advice. Document preparation questions should be directed to legal counsel.

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What does it cost to record a document?
The general document recording fee is $38.00. For a complete list of recording fees please review our Schedule of Fees.

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Can I record my will with the Recorder's Office?

No, wills are not a recordable document. Typically wills are kept in a safe place that can be accessed by family after your passing.

For more information, see the Second Judicial District Court's web page concerning probate.