911 Surcharge

911 Surcharge Business Impact Statement

During the 2017 State of Nevada Legislative session Senate Bill 176 (NV SB 176) was passed, amending Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 289.830 to require uniformed peace officers who routinely interact with the public to wear portable event recording devices (body-worn cameras) while on duty. The City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and Washoe County have subsequently initiated portable event recording device programs within each of their respective law enforcement organizations. The portable event recording device programs must be in place and operational no later than July 1, 2018. The 2017 Legislature also amended NRS 244A.7643 to allow for the use of 911 telephone line surcharge revenues for the purpose of paying the costs associated with the acquisition and maintenance of portable event recording devices and vehicular event recording devices. 

Because of the changes enacted during the 2017 Legislative session, the Board of County Commissioners may elect to increase the 911 Surcharge with the intent of funding the portable event recording device programs at the respective law enforcement agencies. 

In accordance with Nevada Law, Washoe County has completed a business impact statement with the determination that an increase of the 911 Surcharge will not impose a direct significant burden upon a business; nor will it impact the operation, expansion, or formation of a business. The full business impact statement along with the Board of County Commissioner's Staff Report and other relevent documents can be downloaded below. 

Business Impact Statement

Board Staff Report

Impact Notice

Legal Ad

Washoe County Technology Services hosted two public workshops on December 11, 2017 to discuss the impacts of an increase of the 911 Surcharge to a business. The PowerPoint presentation prepared for these workshops can be accessed here. 911 Surcharge Business Impact Notice Workshop presentation.

Questions, comments and/or concerns regarding the potential 911 Surcharge increase should be directed by email to: surcharge911@washoecounty.us.

911 Surcharge Remittance

An Enhanced 911 (E911) Fund was established to account for the surcharge dollars collected to enhance the telephone system for reporting emergencies. The 1995 Legislature enacted NRS 244A.7643 to allow up to a twenty-five cent surcharge per line on customers in Washoe County. The surcharge is imposed by the Board of County Commissioners. This surcharge was originally scheduled to sunset in December of 2001 but legislation in the 2001 Nevada Legislature made this a permanent funding source. Current rate is $0.25 cents per telephone service line or $2.50 per trunk.

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS 244A.7641 to NRS 244A.777)

911 Surcharge Remittance Form