No, the Recorder's Office does not have birth and death records, they are kept by the Washoe County Health District. You can contact them via phone at 775-328-2455.
The Recorder’s Office provides some fillable PDFs for use. Please visit our downloadable forms page. Other documents such as deeds and deeds of trust documents may be obtained from an office supply store or through legal counsel.
Documents must be original to be recorded. On the contrary, certified copies by the Court may be accepted. Additionally, a copy of a military discharge document may be recorded.
The Recorder's Office does not report any information to the credit bureaus. However, Nevada is a public record state. Credit bureaus may access the public record including liens and judgments which may reflect on your credit report.
For information about items on your credit report, please contact the reporting credit bureau directly.
Divorce records are held with the Court. To obtain information about a Washoe County divorce or a copy of a divorce decree, please contact the Second Judicial District Court.
Divorces are filed with the court in the county where the divorce occurred, not where the marriage occurred.
Any fees to set up an eRecording account are determined by the eRecording vendor.
See our page on eRecording for more information.
The fastest way to receive your requested document is to order an electronic copy through our self-service portal. These are received via email by the next business day.
At the moment, the Recorder's Office does not expedite physical document copy requests. Although, if you provide our office with a prepaid shipping label, we will ship it with the selected carrier. For more information about, please call us at 775-328-3660.
The Recorder's office will accept cash, check, money order/cashier's check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) as payment for recording fees, transfer tax and document copy orders including certified copies of marriage certificates.
If paying with a credit or debit card, a 3.5% processing fee will apply.
All property records are available to view on our self-service website. Only Marriage Certificate indexing data is available to view online. Please visit our online database to search and order copies.
Images of documents in our system display using Adobe PDF technology. If your computer will not display one of our documents, you may need to install, update, or enable Adobe Reader on your computer.
An alternative to Adobe Reader is using the Google Chrome web browser, which has built-in PDF support.
Notary services are not available at our office. However, many local companies like The UPS Store and some banking institutions offer these services.
You may record documents online through one of our approved eRecording vendors. See our Electronic Recording page for instructions.
Using our self-service portal, you can easily search our real estate, marriage and other records online. You can also order over the phone or send us a request via email or mail. If requesting via mail or email, we ask that you complete this document request form.
Washoe County Recorder
1001 E. 9th Street A-140
Reno, NV 89512
Unofficial real estate documents are available to download or print from the self-service portal with a watermark at no charge. Should you order a plain copy without a watermark, a statutory fee of $1.00 per page will be charged. If you want a certified copy, an additional statutory fee of $4.00 will be charged.
To search real estate documents, you will need at least one of the parties' names and approximate date of the transaction. You may also search for information by a specific field or combination of fields presented here. This will help you limit your search. You will not be able to search by address, legal description or Assessor's Parcel Number. For additional information by Assessor's Parcel Number please contact the Washoe County Assessor at 775-328-2277 or visit their website.
It is possible that the documents you are researching are not recorded with this office.
Marriage certificate indexing data for documents recorded after 1965 is available to view on our self-service portal. Should you order a plain copy, a statutory fee of $1.00 will be charged. If you want a certified copy, a statutory fee of $15.00 will be charged.
We do not keep your original documents. If your document is recorded in person at our office, the original is handed back to you after being recorded and scanned. If received through the mail, the original document is immediately returned to the return address on the envelope (or to the address indicated on a return envelope, if provided).
Per NRS 7.285, we are prohibited from advising you on the type of forms that are needed, helping fill out forms, or giving legal advice. Document preparation questions should be directed to legal counsel.
The general document recording fee is $43.00. For a complete list of recording fees please review our Schedule of Fees.
If you requested a document copy through mail, it is typically received within 5-10 business days. We send records using first class mail via USPS.
If you requested an electronic copy through email, you should receive your record in email within 24 hours.
If you have not received your request within this timeframe, please contact the Recorder's Office at 775-328-3660.
Wills are not typically recorded. Wills are often kept in a safe place that can be accessed by family after your passing.
For more information, see the Second Judicial District Court's web page concerning probate.