Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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. 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 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 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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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.

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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, the document is handed back to the customer after the original has been recorded and scanned; or mailed back to the name and address provided on the original document immediately after recording, if received through the mail. A document that is eRecorded 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.



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Marriages

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If a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate is mailed, how long does it take to arrive?

When requesting a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate, we will mail it via the United States Postal Service and it is usually received within two weeks.

If you have not received your request within two weeks, please contact the Recorder's Office at 775-328-3660.



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How do I get a copy of my marriage application?

Please contact the Washoe County Clerk's Office at 775-784-7287, or online at www.washoecounty.us/clerks  



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Is expediting a Marriage Certificate an option?
At the moment the Recorder's Office does not expedite Marriage Certificate requests. For more information, please call us at 775-328-3660.

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Can I come to the Recorder's Office and immediately receive a copy of my Marriage Certificate?
Yes, you can come to the Recorder's Office and obtain a copy of your Marriage Certificate during that same visit. For applicable fees, see our Schedule of Fees.

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What is the process for correcting typographical errors on a Marriage Certificate?

In order to correct a spelling, typographical, or other error (NOT a name change) on a marriage certificate, an Affidavit for Correction of a Marriage Certificate must be recorded.

The Recorder's Office provides instructions for submitting an Affidavit for Correction of a Marriage Certificate.



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Has my Marriage Certificate been recorded?
Once the Marriage Certificate has been received by the Recorder's Office, the certificate is typically recorded that same day.

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Real Property

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How do I add someone to the title of my property?

You would need to record a new Deed document in the Washoe County Recorder's Office to change how title is held to your property. You can obtain document forms from local office supply stores, or legal counsel can draw them up..  All of our recording requirements and fees are available on our website at www.washoecounty.us/Recorder.



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How do I remove a deceased joint tenant's name from the ownership of my property?
You will need to record a new transfer document to remove the deceased joint tenant from the ownership of the property; typically we see an Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant document used in this situation. If you are unsure of the type of forms you need to use, please seek legal advice for guidance.

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Does the Washoe County Recorder's Office provide Homestead forms?

The Washoe County Recorder's Office provides Homestead and Abandonment of Homestead forms in the office and online.  Click here to download the forms.



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How is a lien removed?
For almost every type of document that places a lien on real property, a related recordable document reverses the original action. These documents are called releases, satisfactions, terminations, cancellations, and reconveyances.

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What if a lien is still listed on my credit report after it's been paid?
If a lien is still listed on a credit report after it has been paid off, you should contact the organization or person who filed the lien against the property. They should be able to provide a recordable document that states that the lien has been satisfied and released.

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How do I find out who owns a piece of property?
You can contact the Washoe County Assessor's Office for ownership information at 775-328-2277. For a very recent transfer of ownership you can search our records online. You will need to have either the name of the buyer or the seller.

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When a Deed of Trust/Mortgage is paid off, who records the release document and returns it to the property owner?
A reconveyance or satisfaction of mortgage is typically sent by the lender, either directly to our office or to the homeowner, to be recorded.

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Does the Recorder's office provide searching services?

The Recorder's Office does not provide searching services.

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.



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What is a title search and how do I get one?
A title search is a full property search showing ownership and all related property information. Please contact a title company directly for more information about requesting a title search on your property. A fee may be involved.