Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Jan 12, 2022 - 11:12AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office announces remodel completion schedule, temporary closure

For media inquiries contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office today updates the public that the large-scale facility remodel is nearing completion. As a result of the remodel, multiple division and departmental services will be moving back into the complex at 911 Parr Boulevard, temporarily affecting services starting this weekend.

Beginning January 15th and through January 30th, 2022, Records, Permitting, and Field Services will be CLOSED in order to accommodate the move from their temporary location back to 911 Parr Boulevard.

The return to 911 Parr includes moving all technology and phones utilized by the Administrative Services Division – as such, the public should be prepared for the following:

  • Potentially significant delays for requests made between January 15th through January 30th.
  • NO first-come, first-served Friday CCW appointments January 21st or January 28th.

All Administrative Services will return to business-as-usual starting at 7:30 a.m. on January 31st at 911 Parr Boulevard.

For Washoe County Civil Processes, service will continue up to and including appointments scheduled for January 21, 2022. Beginning January 24th, Civil Services appointments will occur at 911 Parr Boulevard.

With the new single-point of entry established during the remodel members of the community will also see changes to processes at 911 Parr Boulevard.

Beginning January 31st, 2022:

  • Sex offenders and felons needing to perform an annual or regular check-in may do so at 911 Parr Boulevard. Sex offenders and felons needing to register for the first time may also register at 911 Parr Boulevard.
  • Citizens posting bail or bond will do so in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office facility at 911 Parr Boulevard. Also, anyone wishing to place money on an inmate’s books will do so utilizing the JailATM kiosk, also located at the public entrance.
  • Family members or friends picking up inmates are requested to wait in their vehicles for their family member or friend to be released.

During the January 15 – 31st closure, and after the reopening, inmate visitation continues online through

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the public’s patience throughout the improvements made for the safety and security of all Washoe County community members doing business and working at the Sheriff’s Office.



The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office public access areas and inmate visiting were remodeled utilizing a recent $1.5 million COVID Emergency Supplemental Funding award from the United States Department of Justice through the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Administration. The remodel created safety measures to protect the health and safety of the community and staff. Modifications provide one point of entry for the public coming into the facility. Services which used to be further inside the facility (such as inmate video visiting and cashier services for inmate bail) were moved to the front public access area. 


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.


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