Clerk's Office

County Clerk - Jan Galassini


Due to recent legislation in Nevada, SB 177 (81st session) was adopted and signed by the Governor which increases the fee for marriage licenses from $60 to $85 beginning July 1st, 2021.


Due to action taken by the Board of County Commissioners on June 22, 2021, operating hours have been modified to 8am to 8pm, every day of the year effective July 1, 2021. Holiday hours are 8am to 4pm, by appointment.

The duties of the elected office of the County Clerk include a wide variety of services to the public. This office also preserves and maintains many records of Washoe County dating back to 1861 available for public inspection. Above all, our office is here to serve you with a higher quality of customer service and transparency for its citizens. See below to see some of the services this office provides.

Marriage License Bureau

Whether you are looking to obtain a marriage license for your ceremony or researching your great grandparent’s genealogy from the late 19th century, the Marriage License Bureau is here to serve you. Learn More »

Business Services Division

Looking to file or renew a Fictitious Firm Name (“Doing Business As”) or your Notary Bond? The Business Services Division is here to help with the various forms you’ll need along with the ability to search for existing filings that have already been filed with us. Learn More »

Code and Ordinances

Our office is also responsible for providing the public with most up-to-date County Code supplement along with any new ordinances that the Board of County Commissioners have signed into effect. NEW – Check out the new online system that allows you to search code and ordinances easier than ever. Learn More »

Board Records and Minutes Division

Our Board Records and Minutes Division is an important source for the history of past and present actions of your Board of County Commissioners who make decisions regarding our community such as regional planning and funding for services provided by the Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor and all the departments that make up your County government. Learn More »

How Does the County Clerk Protect Your Records?

The County Clerk is responsible for storing, protecting, and preserving over one-hundred-seventy years of Washoe County’s public records. These include marriage licenses, minutes from public meetings, and much more. As the steward of these records, the County Clerk ensures our storage methods are efficient, accessible, cost effective, and durable. Our office has implemented four main principles in storing these records. Learn More »
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Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »