Frequently Asked Questions

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Marriages

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

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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. Office stationary supply stores carry several types of Deed forms, or legal council can draw up the document for you.  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 from the title to my property?
A document will need to be recorded in order to remove the deceased joint tenant.  You can obtain document forms at office stationary stores or seek legal assistance from an attorney or a document preparation service.

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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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Does the Recorder's office provide searching services?
The Recorder's Office does not provide searching services.  Click here to search our real estate records online.  For documents recorded prior to August 16, 1999, the Recorder's office has a library available for public research.