How Can I Obtain the Personal Effects or Currency of a Decedent?

Personal effects collected during the investigation of a death are securely stored at the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office.  Please contact our office to set up a time to pick up property.  

Currency collected during the investigation of a death is deposited in a special bank account controlled by Washoe County.  Upon request, a check for the full amount will be sent via mail.  This process generally takes three to four weeks.

Only the legal next-of-kin may obtain personal effects and currency of a decedent.  Photo identification must be presented for all personal effects and currency releases.