Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000071
Date Issued: Jun 15, 2020 - 3:29pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office moves to online application and appointment scheduling process

CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Beginning immediately, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Administrative Division is moving to online application and appointment scheduling. This new business model is a byproduct of infrastructure modifications that were made due to COVID-19 and will maintain newfound efficiencies.

Anyone needing to schedule an appointment with the Records Section just needs to go to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office website. All requests for licenses, registrations, or permits (such as work permits or CCW permits) can be found under the Records tab of the website's top menu bar. Community members need to complete the appropriate application for their specific needs, and once submitted they will be directed to make an appointment.

The only exceptions are for felon/sex offender registrations. Those needing to schedule such appointments may call the WCSO main number at (775) 328-3023.

All customers will be screened upon entering the Sheriff's Office at 911 Parr Blvd. Applicants must have their temperature taken, and must also wear a face mask. If a person does not have a face mask, one will be provided to them as long as supplies are available.

Only those requiring services should enter the Sheriff's Office. Visitors are asked to refrain from bringing family members or friends.

Once an applicant has checked in with the front lobby, the customer will be asked to wait in their vehicle until they are called on their mobile phone to return inside for processing. If the applicant does not have a vehicle or cell phone they may sit in the main entrance hall of the Sheriff's Office. The Records Section lobby will remain closed in order to maintain health and safety measures and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.