About Washoe County

Fast Facts - Click to see the full versionWelcome to Washoe County

Washoe County is located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada. The County covers an area of 6,600 square miles in the northwest section of Nevada bordering California and Oregon and has a population of approximately 435,000. The County is managed by five Commissioners overseeing 24 departments. In addition, there are seven elected County Officials: DA, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk, Recorder, Assessor, Public Administrator. The County also has an elected Constable who serves the Incline Justice Court at Lake Tahoe.

More than 2,500 Washoe County employees join County officials in serving the public through a variety of services.

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